Monday, February 15, 2010

My favorite poem

I received an awesome early birthday present from my aunt and uncle (and cousins) that included a book (Sarah's Key), and Table Topics . My aunt tried to find the book club version-and even sent the gift receipt to see if I could find it.
I couldn't resist-I opened them last night!!

One of the questions prompted this post: "What is you favorite quotation". I couldn't think of a quotation, but I do have a favorite poem.

When I was in grade 7 I remember studying poetry. I don't have the best memory for things that long ago-but I do remember that we were required to analyze a poem (including song lyrics). Someone in the class did "Hurt" by Nine Inch Nails. Wow-I can't believe I remembered that!

I chose a Robert Frost poem the name I can't recall, because The Road Not Taken was (and still is) my favorite poem, but we had already covered it in class. When my teacher informed me that I had misinterpreted the poem I selected I pretty much closed the book on poetry after that. I was (and still am) pretty sure that you can't be wrong about what a poem means to you .

So even though I don't read much poetry, my favorite poem remains:

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.

(Lyrics courtesy of wikipedia)

What is your favorite quote and/or poem?


  1. Hi Sara, the minute you asked what is my favourite poem the only one that comes to mind is Footprints in the Sand Poem/Prayer. It has helped me through many rough times and even as I type this, it brings tears to my eyes and gives me hope that I and everyone else is never alone.


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