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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Two Roads Diverged In A Yellow Wood. . .

 
 
 
 
 
We visited the home of Robert Frost today, and listened quietly for the sound of the muses in the room where he wrote Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening. I was awesome. No surprise that Vermont should provide the inspiration for such poetry.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The stone house.
 
 
 
 
The dutch door. 
 
 
 
 
A window in the room where Robert Frost sat on a June morning recalling a snowy Vermont winter.
 
 
 
 
 
The grounds.
 
 
 
 
Frost is buried in this churchyard on the road to a two-hundred foot high Revolutionary War monument. Twenty-two stories tall.
 
 
 
 
A view of the same church from the top of the monument.

 
 





 

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 marked 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


 By contrast, we've been taking some rather well traveled roads, and loving every minute!
So nice that you came along too!
 
Jacqueline
 
 


 

26 comments:

  1. Jaqueline, aside from Nursery Rhymes, this was the first poem I remember reading, learning.
    It was one of my Dad's favorites.
    It does always remind me of the illustration given in the Bible by Jesus. I'm sure Mr. Frost was inspired by this.
    What a wonderful trip for you to take! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous photos and taking us along on your journey.. I'm so glad this was the road I took this morning! xo marlis -be safe, have fun, rejoice.

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  3. How absolutely beautiful it is there, Jacqueline! I quoted Robert Frost this week over at my little blog, so your post is especially inspiring to me. :)
    Enjoy your gorgeous fall weather!
    Hugs,
    Zuzu

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  4. Hi Jacqueline,
    What spectacular photos and what a treat to walk the grounds that Robert Frost walked. Love the red barn! I love that poem too. Thanks so much for taking me along. I have enjoyed it tremendously. Have a delightful day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  5. Hey Traveler...
    Lovely Lovely indeed! It looks like a great time, and I love you have "taken" me along:-)
    Hugs & Happy Trails...
    Bella

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  6. Wonderful. Looks so peaceful and from an earlier time. Great photos.

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  7. I love that view of the golden road and the one from the top of the tower. Really beautiful photos! Enjoy! Blessings,
    Pamela

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  8. So beautiful! We don't live so very far from there and yet we've never been. That is wrong on so many levels.

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  9. How quietly beautiful....the poem is as I recall it from English class but better when you write about it.

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  10. Wonderful, beautiful post! Thanks for the Frost poem-such a nice touch. It made me all warm inside.

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  11. Beautiful pictures. The stone house has wonderful lines. Love it.

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  12. Oh my ~ I have always loved the poetry of Robert Frost, my favourite being Stopping by Woods on a snowy evening. What a beautiful place. How awesome to be able to visit his grounds and home. Just awesome. Lovely pictures ~

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  13. What a coincidence...my husband and I were just talking at dinner, about a road trip..and I suggested Vermont...
    You just sealed the deal for me...
    It looks just like I imagined...
    No pics of your room???
    I'll bet they were quaint and cosy...just the way you like things!

    Enjoy the rest of your trip!!

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  14. Sounds like a fun trip. I love all the pictures. The green, yellow, and red landscapes are so beautiful. This is something I'm longing to see, but here in CA we don't have such autumn views.

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  15. Jacqueline,
    My favorite Frost poem...and gorgeous photos!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  16. "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
    I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference."
    Beautiful! It reminds me of this scripture-

    "Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it.For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it." Matt:7:13-14

    Many blessings to you on your travels. I enjoyed seeing your photos and and reading yours and Mr. Frost's words.

    ...have a great wrap-up to the rest of your week. Pat

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  17. Absolutely HEAVEN. Love the area, the house, the church....I'd love to visit there.
    yup....I'd be in Heaven.

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  18. Very nicely done, great post.

    Haven't read that wonderful poem in YEARS, glad to have done so visiting you.

    You have really been the traveller this year! How nice for you!

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  19. What a lovely post. Beautiful photos. I would love to see Vermont. And the poem is one of my favorites too..thank you for this beautiful inspiration today.

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  20. Jacqueline, I so enjoyed this post. Robert Frost has always been a favorite of mine.

    Hugs,
    Laura

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  21. How beautiful..
    the trees this year are so pretty.

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  22. Thanks for the tour, just beautiful countryside. Thanks for sharing Frost's poem too.

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  23. It's so lovely to see my dear New England through your eyes, Jacqueline! Your photographs are lovely, and I'm so glad you were able to see such a variety of wonderful places and at such a beautiful time of year!

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  24. Wonderful; the photos, the fact you got to go to Robert Frost's house, and I got to see the pictures...and the poem. This made my day.

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  25. You picked such a perfect time to take this trip...it all seems to come together: the foliage, house, and poetry. All Wonderful!

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  26. Oh, what a beautiful post. Love the words of Robert Frost........Sarah

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