Friday, October 5, 2007

A couple of my favorites

Here are a couple of my favorite Robert Frost poems...

THE ROAD NOT TAKEN

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.

Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

Nothing Gold can stay

Nature's first green is gold
Her hardest hue to hold
Her early leaf's a flower
But only so an hour

Then leaf subsides to leaf
So Eden sank to grief
So dawn goes down to day
Nothing gold can stay


 


 

4 comments:

tendernoggle said...

I like these too...
love ya,
carlene

glensfork4 said...

Love these, thank you for sharing...that last one is quoted in "The Outsiders" movie.

I hope you have a great evening...and I agree about the job situation, sometimes 1 is enough.

Michele

wwfbison said...

I love "the road not taken".  My mom would read Robert Frost to me when I was young.  You brought back fond memories.
Lisa
http://journals.aol.com/wwfbison/life-on-a-bison-farm

fowfies said...

All great poems, thankyou for sharing them with us. :)