The Road Less Travelled

Two Roads Diverge





Two roads diverged in a yellow wood
And since I could not travel both
And be one traveller, 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
Because it was grassy and wanted wear
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet, knowing how way leads onto way
I doubted if I should ever come back

I shall be telling this one day
Somewhere ages and ages hence
Two roads diverged in a wood
I took the one less travelled by
And that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost (1915)

Life is the sum of the choices you make.

(Full original poem entitled ‘The Road Not Taken’)


As You Travel

May the way be smooth before you
The skies shine clear above you
The wind be always at your back

May you have fire bright to warm you
Good friendships to cheer you
Food to break your fast

May you have work for your hands
Books to nourish your mind
Music to lift your soul

Jane Bailey Bain 9/12/2015
In the Celtic blessing tradition

Published in Watkins Magazine Issue 48

About Jane Bailey Bain LifeWorks

Author & Creative Coach @janebaileybain
This entry was posted in LifeWorks and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to The Road Less Travelled

  1. I’ve encountered this work many times in the last fifty years but never had the aptitude to completely understand it. I would think I did then doubt my ability and now at seventy-three I finally think I do. Thank you for the opportunity to re-visit.

Leave a Reply to Robert Davidson Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s