Today, 101 years ago, Robert Frost published his poem "The Road Less Traveled"
I wrote a song imagining that for some people, the road less traveled IS the right choice. And for others, the road more traveled is the right choice. And every so often, you look for a reason to go from one to the other and sometimes you can...
here's my version with the awesome Brandon Brooks on cello
and Mr. Frost's version, naturally.
“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.