Writing Challenge day 3!
I decide to be a little rebel and go along with writing about notable poetry instead hehe.
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.
The poem talks about something everyone one on earth faced, will face, or is facing – choosing between two paths. The decisions we take maybe life changing decisions or the everyday little things which bring us to where we are today and shapes us into who we are, contributing to our persona.
This poem remains to be widely known and famous till this day because of the timeless universal message it possesses.
Nothing gold can stay
Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
A short but hefty poem, yet again by Robert Frost! Gold in this poem could be referred towards materialism, something which cannot last. The poem also portrays gold as something which doesn’t stay. Something we can’t “hold on to”.
Gold can also be referred to as the pure innocence or the colour the leaves appear to be when the sun initially comes up, later showing its true colour once the sun reaches it’s highest. All in all this is indeed a beautiful poem.
P.S: These are just my opinions on these two poem from what I gathered. I am no expert!