20 April 2009


(Aquatic Park- niece & neph)
Today is a beach day just like this photo from April, one year ago. We covered more ground this weekend in the East Bay. We explored a few neighborhoods on foot and I have a blister on my baby toe to prove it! If anyone knows good areas in Oakland to consider buying a home, let me know.

Are you familiar with the poet Sage Cohen? My commute read is her new book "Writing The Life Poetic - An Invitation to Read & Write Poetry" which I love. The layout of the book is aesthetically pleasing, includes some color illustrations, famous poets, lots of ideas and exercises to try, and the chapters are very short.

Accompanying blog can be found here:

So until I write a new poem, here's a classic by Robert Frost:

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.

1 comment:

Sage Cohen said...

Hi Andrea,

So glad to hear that you're enjoying my book! Come and visit at the blog sometime and share what you're writing, thinking, feeling along the way.

Yours in poetry,