Stumps

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.

The Road Not Taken
by Robert Frost

“Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.”

John 1:3 (NIV)

 

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16 responses to “Stumps

  1. Happy Monday! I just nominated you for the The Sunshine Blog award. You can see your site link on my page at http://www.lifeonthepatio.wordpress.com
    Thanks for brightening my day 🙂 when I read your posts!

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  2. Love this poem which is beautifully illustrated by the photos.

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  3. Often we arrive at a juncture of decision in life. We then have to decide which path to take. I am certainly in the middle of making a choice in my career path. Mostly I do what I can, seeking out new opportunities and then pray a lot more for direction. Fingers crossed waiting for the surprise & miracle element of it all.

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  4. “And that has made all the difference.” One of the greatest poetic last lines of all time.

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  5. That is a poem that gets better with time. I thought I understood its simplicity in college. Not even close!

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  6. It has been long since I read this. I love it. Thanks for adding pictures and posting.

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  7. Reminds me of Matthew 7:13-14. 😉

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  8. One of my favorite poems, enjoyed what you did with it! 🙂

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