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Monday, April 30, 2018

April is Poetry Month

Aloha Everyone,

I didn’t want to let April pass us by before writing that this is Poetry Month.

Have you read any good poems lately?
Have you read a poem titled Poem?
Do you have any favorite poems that you memorized?

Well, if your answers are no on all three, here is one of my favorites of all times.  I sang this in our college choir so whenever I see “The Road Not Taken”, I sing these words! Hope you enjoy this as much as I do.

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.
by Robert Frost
Aloha -- Cathi