You can quote the rest can’t you!?

I had to memorize this poem in 7th grade and it tickled me pink to do it. I love reciting poetry. I understand that national competitions exist for young people in order to encourage them to read poetry. Are there competitions for me?

Anyway, I wanted to post the poem here. A toast to those who are taking the road less traveled. Cheers!

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.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Ivy says:

    I really like this poem too. I remember analyzing it to death in a writting class I took in high school. 🙂

    P.S. I have a new blog if you want to check it out.

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