Celebrating Poetry Month: Mornings with Robert Frost


Robert Frost’s commemorative stamp, issued 44 years ago on the 100th anniversary of his birth, was created from a pencil drawing by Paul Calle (of Stamford, CT), based on a photograph by David Rhinelander (of Hartford, CT). Beneath the portrait are his name and simply “American Poet.”

Please enjoy our mornings with Robert Frost. Let Robert Frost remind you why he earned a Congressional Medal and four, yes four, Pulitzer Prizes.

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.

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