Thursday, December 2, 2010

Literary Blog Hop - Poem

Literary Blog Hop

The latest Literary Blog Hop by The Blue Bookcase (link on image above) poses the question, "What is your favorite poem and why?"

I have to confess to not being much of a poetry reader. Perhaps, in my little exercise of reading more widely I need to include poetry (?). On top of that, every time I answer this question (it comes up in discussion with other readers), I always feel like I'm answering with some very 'pop' answer. As if I'm answering "Fallingwater" as my favorite piece of's not by the way, though it's pretty awesome. So, um yeah, my favorite poem -

"The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost

Why? The closing lines.

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Those lines speak to the romantic, the idealist, the non-conformist, and the seeker in me. Even recognizing that I am none of those things as much as I would like to be, those lines still speak to me, and inspire me to maybe be more of that person.