Today I wanted to share with you my favourite poem of all times.
I remember the first time I was required to read this beautiful piece of writing, by this amazingly talented writer, I was in the 9th grade English class. Since then, it has just been an inspiration, and motivation every step of the way. I even used this poem as an opening quote for my medical school, and later on residency programs applications… it feels like ages away now.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do..
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 road not taken by Robert Frost