A Year of Creating Dangerously, Day 41: The Road Not Taken

My mind has been in the woods and on trails lately. Seemed fitting to reprint here perhaps the most famous poem by Robert Frost. Written as a joke for an indecisive friend in 1915, people took it as a serious poem, to which Frost quipped, “I’m never more serious than when joking.”
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.

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