For weeks I have been…well blank. I have had a little bit of writer’s block or blogger’s block I guess I should call it. Not that I don’t have anything going on, to post, to be happy about or share–lots of great things happening–but I have sat at my computer blank. Day after day without writing anything in the “Add New Post” page that I have had pulled up. Alas, I thought about one of my favorite poems Sunday night. It is a poem that I have always loved and every time after reading it, I feel rejuvenated. Why? I am not sure. Maybe because it stems from my childhood. Maybe because it is such a great poem and it was written by the remarkable Robert Frost. All of his poems make me feel one with nature. Just like this weekend when I spent a little time with nature and I saw these really cool looking “berries” that looked delicious!!!
Trust me, I did not eat them. I only took a few photos of them with my phone! I was just mesmerized by their beautiful purple hue and their vitality. Nature is beautiful but not always edible for humans! As the nature trip was nearing its end, I snapped a photo and that is what made one of my favorite poems pop into my head, “The Road Not Taken.” If you do not know this poem you should be shunned! Yes I just said that!! Or your English teacher in grade school, middle school or high school should be shunned!!!
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.