the road not taken…
robert lee frost é considerado o poeta da nova inglaterra (a nova inglaterra é a região dos estados unidos compreendida pelos estados do NE – massachusetts, new hampshire, maine e vermont). entretanto, frost nasceu na cidade de san francisco, california, de onde saiu com 11 anos de idade para enterrar o pai, segundo seu último desejo, na sua cidade natal, no estado de massachusetts. the road not taken nos leva às florestas da nova inglaterra e ao âmago do espírito de frost.
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.