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“The Road Not Taken”

Description from SweetBirchDesigns: The Road Not Taken
By Robert Frost

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. -

I have always loved this poem!


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  1. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Oh, one of my favorite lines from an American poem “I took the one less traveled by” – - and yet I’d forgotten the opening line about the yellow road. Magnificent pick and thanks for sharing the whole poem !

  2. Asia
    Asia says:

    Simply gorgeous, a fave :D

  3. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Whoa, I almost needed sunglasses. But, what a beautiful poem. I’d read the poem many years ago but had forgotten. How appropriate.

  4. Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    Chicky Red-haired Grammy says:

    And I love this pick!
    What a glorious pick for this time-honoured poem … I had forgotten about the yellow wood being the point of the fork in the road. This looks like a northern Minnesota fall as the tamaracks, poplar and birch change from green to gold.
    Instantly into my faves! Thank you.

  5. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Wonderful pick! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful poem :)

  6. Lady425 aka Beth
    Lady425 aka Beth says:

    Stunning pick!! And thank you for the poem – it was nice to read it again!

  7. Laud
    Laud says:

    Beautiful words, beautiful pick!

  8. Stone Treasures
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  9. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    A definite, definite fave!!

  10. SweetBirchDesigns
    SweetBirchDesigns says:

    Thanks and you’re welcome! I am glad you all enjoyed it! The poem has always been a favorite as well! With fall approaching, I thought it appropriate! :)

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