Yarra Flats: Two Roads

The main path through Yarra Flats Park is a straight gravelled one, with very little sight of the river. Leading off it are various improvised paths used mainly by mountain bikes, these are the more interesting routes. These remind me of the Robert Frost poem that has been mine and my wife’s motto since we have known each other.

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
Yarra Flats (2016): Two Roads
Yarra Flats (2016): Two Roads

© Gary Light
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Yarra Flats: Two Roads

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