Tuesday, April 4, 2006

Poetry Assignment

I tend to avoid "blogfather" assignments like the plague...  Bad attitude, I know.  But an assignment that appealed to me came to my attention late last week.  Something about posting a favorite poem...

Oddly enough, though I write poetry, I don't read nearly enough of it.  I don't have volumes of poetry weighing down my bookshelves.  In fact, I don't think I own a single one.  I'll have to remedy that situation.  But here's a poem I latched on to a long time ago...and I like to think it has turned out to be descriptive of my journey...at least a little.

 

The Road Not Taken

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.

Robert Frost

2 comments:

  1. I share your feelings about the assignments in blogs. I saw this one in another journal and was going to do it but then realized that I'd already posted my favorite poem at least once in my journal. Which poem? "The Road Not Taken" of course. I've long felt it pretty well summed up my life and the way I live it, or try to.

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  2. Hello,  I am starting to find AOL blogs that have a focus on poetry. I am going to update this and touch up this blog this week with a nice background. I look forward to coming back to your blog and the other ones I find. Poetry is one of the most surreal places we can discover. If you know of anyone who blogs poetry could you send them an email or have them post a link at the blog. Please stop by and see what category you best fit it.

    Best Regards, Raven

    http://journals.aol.com/mastersofthepen/bloggingpoetry/

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