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The Monday Poem > Monday Poem - "The Road Not Taken BY ROBERT FROST" 17th October

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Alannah Clarke (alannahclarke) | 11470 comments Mod
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Taken from https://www.poetryfoundation.org/reso...


message 2: by Alannah (last edited Oct 16, 2016 06:57AM) (new)

Alannah Clarke (alannahclarke) | 11470 comments Mod
Hope you don't mind this being posted earlier, we have had some bad family news today so I know I will not get this posted tomorrow.


message 3: by Gill (new)

Gill | 5720 comments Alannah, so sorry about your family news.

I love this poem, it's one of my all time favourites. Thanks very much.


message 4: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 15985 comments Alannah wrote: "Hope you don't mind this being posted earlier, we have had some bad family news today so I know I will not get this posted tomorrow."

So sorry to hear this -- you and your family will be in my thoughts.

I love this poem -- and for me, a seasonal one too. The yellow woods and leaves always make me think of autumn.


B the BookAddict (bthebookaddict) | 8315 comments Love this poem. Thanks, Alannah. Hope all is okay.


message 6: by Esther (new)

Esther (eshchory) | 1290 comments I used to give private English lessons and had to help several high-schoolers interpret this as it was the set poem.
I always enjoyed it.


message 7: by Angela M (new)

Angela M Allanah , thanks ! This is one of my favorite Frost poems.


message 8: by Anarchic Rain (new)

Anarchic Rain | 17 comments I didn't know the entire poem. I've always heard only the last two verses, but the whole is beautiful! thanx for sharing :)


message 9: by Monica (new)

Monica Davis Thanks, Allanah. That is one of my two favorite Frost poems. The other is "Mending Wall" https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem...


message 10: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (jeoblivion) | 4869 comments Alannah, I am really sorry about your family news. I'll be thinking of you!
Great poem thank you so much for sharing!


message 11: by Gloria (new)

Gloria Sun (sunrequiem) | 38 comments Classic! I wrote a post on this a few months ago: https://sunrequiem.wordpress.com/2016... thanks for bringing it up again!


message 12: by LauraT (new)

LauraT (laurata) | 13031 comments Mod
Hope things are getting better Alannah; and thanks for sharing this; one of my favourite poem


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Alannah, I'm also hoping things are better for you.

Love this classic poem. Very beautiful.


message 14: by Janessa (new)

Janessa | 638 comments This poem to me sums up life perfectly


message 15: by Susie (new)

Susie | 179 comments Alannah, I hope things are ok for you...

This is just a beautiful poem, every word perfectly placed, and always uplifting for me...thank you for posting...


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