Freelance journalist (Public Art Review, Transfuge, Radio France, TV5, DW, BBC...) Travel-lover, passionate about Africa, Europe, literature, music, arts. Born in Paris, I lived in Prague, Miami, London, Nairobi (covering Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Somalia), in Central Africa and in Bristol, UK. Travelled to Italy, Haiti, the Balkans/Caucasus, Tunisia, Liberia, South Africa, India, Mexico, Niger, Turkey and Iraq. This blog is to share news, thoughts, cultural discoveries from around the world.
Poetry: "The Road Not Taken"
I'm travelling online, as usual, tonight between music, painting and poetry.
Here is what of these thoughts deserves to remain.
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.
Robert Frost (1874–1963), Mountain Interval, 1920.