Way Leads To Way


As a young girl, my dad had asked me to recite a poem. I choose to memorize “The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost, and I did successfully recite it back to him long ago. It’s hard to recall what the poem meant to me then, but it seems particularly relevant at this moment in my life as I embark on a new path. We shall see where it leads me “somewhere ages and ages hence”.

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.