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Prompt #106 Forks in the road

May 17, 2012


Forks in the road

a community poem prompt

We Write Poems:
Here’s a prompt suggested by Donald Harbour, and while it wasn’t given with regard to our prior prompt about beginnings and “first memories”, we think it makes an interesting second companion to that question.

Says Donald,  I was reading Robert Frost this morning and reflected on his poem “The Road Not Taken”.  What a great prompt for life choices.  So I submit the following prompt offering.

There are choices in life that can affect a person in many different ways.  The great poet Robert Frost saw this in his poem “The Road Not Taken”.  The last three lines of the poem have often been quoted in oratory and advice.

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

What roads have affected you and your life?  How would you poetically respond to the choice, the consequence, and the view of the past and the future impacted by that choice or choices.  Is there a Robert Frost in you?  It might be the poem you write is your road less travelled.

Thank you Donald!

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    • May 18, 2012 8:38 am

      Hi hi and thanks for the link! However please take note that WWP gives folks one week to come up with their poem, then post the link to another post that’s up next Wednesday.

      There’s no rule about posting here and now, but the drawback is simply it’s not expected here, so many folks may miss seeing your link, thus your poem too. Thanks and welcome here.

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