April 17, 2011

A Lesson Learned In Tragedy and the Precious Value of Choice

From De'anna Tha' Doll by Derrick Tucker (author's profile)
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csik Posted 8 years, 1 month ago. ✓ Mailed 8 years ago   Favorite
Deanna,

Digging your philosophizing. Please keep it coming.

I'm sure you've seen this old plum of a poem by Robert Frost, from 1916:

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.

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