Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Narrow and Less Traveled

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry 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,
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...
Robert Frost
"Enter by the narrow gate;for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction,and there are many who go in by it.Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life,and there are few who find it."
~Matthew 7:13-14~
~Image from The Morgue File~


Mimi said...

beautiful poem...and perfect picture to enhance it!!!

Sharon said...

Thanks so much Mimi.I find it lovely,that when I have no words of my own to share,that I can go to my Bible or to a favorite poet and share their writings!Have a wonderful weekend.Blessings~Sharon

debbiewhitlock said...

Hey Sharon,
This is very lovely!

Sharon said...

Thanks so very much Debbie!Blessings~Sharon G.

sparrow's song said...

This is one of my favorite poems. Thank you for bringing it to memory.

I like the spiritual correlation between the poem and the scripture. Interesting. Which one will we choose? A worldly mind-set religion or the true God?

Jo said...

Oh how I love it! The picture is so appropriate... don't you wish there was just such an autumn spectacle outside your window?

Sharon said...

Hi Sparrow!
It's one of my faves as well.I was just pondering the poem one day and thought how much it reminded me of the scripture I listed.I had just found out earlier that day from a reliable source...LOL...that Robert Frost was a Christian.I had not known this.Since I was having writers block and could not come up with my own stuff I decided to share some of Robert Frost's and our wonderful Savior's words.Smile.Blessings~Sharon

Sharon said...

Oh have no idea!I have longed for many years now to live in or at the edge of a forest.Smile.Or even out in the country somewhere but especially a forest.I am a lover of mountains and all they bless us with!Blessings~Sharon

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Hello Sharon....
Thank you for the comment you left for me way back on the 18 May.... in fact it was the very day that we left for our trip to US and what an incredible time we had too.

I have enjoyed reading the poem.... beautiful! Sorry it has taken me such a time to catch up. Marion in Wales UK

Sharon said...

Praise the Lord Marion!Glad you got to come to the other side of the ocean!No apology needed here.Thank you for stopping by and leaving your kind words.When our garage sale is over I am hoping to get back to your lovely blog.Blessings~Sharon

Jo said...

I simply had to dash to one of my favorite haunts and tell you I haven't forgotten about you, dear friend, and will email you tonight. I'm anxious to hear how you've been doing health-wise AND writing wise!