Thursday, February 15, 2007

Vintage Frost

As I've mentioned before, this is our last semester of Charlotte Mason "schooling" before my son finishes his homeschooling journey at the junior college.

So, I'm putting together some favorite poems for my son to learn. These two are definitely at the top of my favorites list, both by the wonderful Robert Frost...

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.

8 comments:

Brenda@Coffeeteabooks&me said...

This is the county road from which our gravel lane is off of, picture taken this last November.

Betty said...

Brenda,
Thank you for stopping by and the lovely comment on my Mother's dishes.
I know you treasure your mother-in-law's and they will evoke sweet memories when you use them.
I like the poetry you featured today.
I'm afraid too many people choose the road most travelled.

Betty said...

I also know that traveled has only one l, so why did I put two?

Brenda@Coffeeteabooks&me said...

I do the same thing when I comment quite often. I'm in a hurry and then when I see what my fingers typed it is confusing, hehehe.

La Tea Dah said...

Brenda, enjoy the last semester of home educating. If you are like me, you are breathing a huge sigh of relief (we made it to college!) and are crying inside at the same time (where did all those years go?). God bless you on your journey in the next phase of life.

La Tea Dah said...

Brenda, enjoy the last semester of home educating. If you are like me, you are breathing a huge sigh of relief (we made it to college!) and are crying inside at the same time (where did all those years go?). God bless you on your journey in the next phase of life.

La Tea Dah said...

Well, I don't know how I got two comments in a row! I am sure I messed up somehow. My apologies --- I'd take one off if I could.

Have a happy day!

Brenda@Coffeeteabooksme said...

Sometimes the computer does a hic up!