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“The Road Not Taken”

Been working on assignments for Phase 1 of my studies with Ancient Art Midwifery Institute. One of them is the kind of thing I LOOOOOVE, which is to start a journal of my midwifery experiences. I’m supposed to write about what brought me to this point, and I plan to use the journal as a place to process the births I attend as a doula, and, later, as a midwife.
Do you want to know more about what brought me to this point? I haven’t really talked much about it, except face-to-face with the people who ask.
Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken” is probably my favorite poem of all time, and it popped back into my head as I was working on my midwifery journal this afternoon. This poem meant a lot to me years ago, when something else very pivotal was happening in my life (the events that led me away from the Apostolic Christian Church to an authentic relationship with Jesus). And here it is, ministering to me again. Maybe it will inspire you today. (If this is a massive copyright infringement, I’m sorry!)

“The Road Not Taken,” by Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood
and sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveller, 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 feet 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 travelled by,
and that has made all the difference.


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  1. * caberle says:

    Great poem — one of my favorites.

    Posted 7 years, 8 months ago

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