March 21st was tagged world poetry day and I planned on doing a post to commemorate such literary beauty but I was overtaken by events of that day so this is a bit belated.
since I started writing on this blog, I have shared 2 of my favorite (from a long list of favorites) poems with you guys (Maya Angelou’s “Phenomenal woman” and Alfred Lord Tennyson’s “Charge of a light Brigade”). Today, I want to share a third which is Richard Forest’s “A road not taken”.
I flirted with the idea of building a story around the poem but for obvious reasons, I have decided it best the poem stand on its own as it would provide each individual the opportunity to draw his/her own conclusion.
Read and enjoy…
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.
Let’s leave with this reminder “The size of your audience does not matter, keep up the good work”.
If you have any poem you feel strongly about, don’t hesitate to share it in the comment section…..