Faced with Two Roads
At this moment in my life I find myself faced with so many decisions to make as I come to the end of my time in College. What do I do after college? Will it be the right move for me? Do I want to leave college at all?! As I contemplate all the different paths I can take my life down, I was reminded of this poem by Robert Frost.
I studied it so many times as part of my English classes in secondary school and because of it I fell in love with the work of Frost. Back then I don’t think I truly understood what Frost meant in this poem but now when I am faced with two roads I feel I understand it more. I feel it really fits the mood I am in at the moment and the two roads that I face. I must take one of them but do I take the road not taken??!
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 marked 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 love this poem..always have! Thanks for refreshing our minds!!
It is a brilliant poem isnt it !! I love most of Frost’s poems must go back and revisit more of them!
I love this poem and loved a video we had in secondary school of this poem read to the music of Camille Saint-Saens. I know how you feel about crossroads, but life is long and sometimes brings you around again, older and wiser, to the road not traveled. There are many decisions that seem irrevocable are not. Some of course are, career decisions aren’t, people have many careers in their lifetimes and you can go to college at any time in your life. We are always learning new things in school and out of it!
It is a brilliant poem always takes me back to sitting in secondary school!! Thank you very much for your words of wisdom they are smart and very true!! Either way I go it will be a great adventure and I am sure I will enjoy it!
This post is wonderful! I love your musings and the picture you chose to illustrate your words as well as Frost’s.
The indecision you feel is something I’ve noticed on EVERYONE’S minds lately. I think it has to do with the overall economic climate and sense of foreboding people feel in many areas of their lives that no longer feel as stable as they did 10years ago.
Having said that, I think Carolannperkins made an amazing point when she wrote: “life is long and sometimes brings you around again, older and wiser, to the road not traveled”
Brilliant stuff all around!
Thank you very much 🙂 I must say I am really liking some of the photos I have managed to capture in the past few weeks! They really bring some life to the blog!!
I would have to agree the economic climate does have an added pressure on a lot of people I know about what road to go down! Have to agree with everything Carolannperkins said too! Some great words of wisdom!