Saturday, May 31, 2008

Graduation Day....


My youngest, Alexander, graduated from High School yesterday!! A few tears were shed by mom, of course - but it was a lovely day... and I know he is looking forward to this next chapter in his life.
The keynote speaker at the grad read the well known poem by Robert Frost - The Road Not Taken - and that will be my Thought for The Day. This poem always makes me think!



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.
Robert Frost

2 comments:

Valerie said...

Love the poem! Thanks for sharing! Congrats on the graduation. I love your blog and will be back to visit.

Minou said...

Congrads on the graduation. My youngest graduated Thursday. Feels kind of strange, huh!

Thanks for sharing the poem...it's one of my favorites by Frost.

Suzanne