For all you poets, romantics and lovers of literature out there, today is World Poetry Day.
To pay homage to all the weavers and rhymers of words, we wanted to share one the top poems of all time (which also happens to be a personal favorite of ours), 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.”
The message in this poem is timeless, but yet often misunderstood. It reminds us that when we come across forks in the road, we can only make our decision based on what feels right at the time. Therefore, we should never look back with regret if we later come to realize that the road not taken was the better option.
What’s your favorite poem that always manages to speak, embrace and soothe your soul? Please share what it is below!