Hey guys! How is your November going? Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and then . . . Christmas! HArd to believe that it’s that time of year again. Didn’t we just do these same holidays a few weeks ago?
As we’ve seen from previous posts, art can come in many shape and sizes (literally and figuratively). 🙂
So, I thought for todays post, we could focus on the beauty art of poetry!
The Road Not Taken
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,And sorry I could not travel bothAnd be one traveler, long I stoodAnd looked down one as far as I couldTo 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 thereHad worn them really about the same,And both that morning equally layIn 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 sighSomewhere 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.
This ^ is one of the poems that I’ve memorized. My mom and I used to read a lot of poetry together. Every few weeks we would try and learn a new poem. The Road Not Taken, was one of the first poems we memorized. And to this day, I can still recite it from memory!
Not all poems are serious however. Here is a cute/fun one!
By Karen Jo Shapiro
Bark, Bark! It’s dark!I wake before it’s dawn,while all the people in this housesleep on and on and on.I don’t know why they sleep so long –I sing a little doggie song:“Bark, Bark.” The park. Please walk me in the park.”I lick their feet and jump on beds.I nuzzle up beside their heads.And when they open up their eyes,I bark, “Get up! It’s time to rise!”