Two Men Diverged in a Band of Gold
Two men diverged in a band of gold
And sorry I could not handle both
My being one woman, so long I pondered
Looking from one to the other
Far into the underneath of their natures
To where the future met in untrod paths
Then took the other, not as fair of face
Having a better claim for being the worse for wear
The needier one, a little unkempt, chubbier, raw
Not entitled as the other.
And both that summer gleamed for me
Their futures pristine stones lay unblackened
Oh, I said goodbye to one that day
Kept the memory of the other at bay
Knowing this would probably be the end
I am telling this with a sigh
As the years have come and gone
Two men diverged in a band of gold, and
I took the one less entitled, more truthful
And what has come of that difference?
(Original poem: The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost)
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.
We're halfway through the Poem A Day prompts and I am having so much fun writing. I hope that all of you are joining in and either writing or reading a poem a day. I am getting poems from Poets.org in my email and I'm saving all of them and will put them in their own folder so I will have all these great poems at my fingertips. Remember too that Poem in a Pocket Day is April 30th. I will remind you, but on that day you need to carry a favorite poem and put it in someone's pocket without them knowing you did it.:) It's kind of like Secret Santa with poetry.:) On that day I will point you to a great website where you can find any poem you want. Until then have a great day!!!