hina_chleck (hina_chleck) wrote,
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Фрост, "Другая дорога"

Новости чем могут быть полезны? Из статьи о речи Нетаньяху перед Конгрессом (коя не обсуждается ввиду моей некомпетентности) изронилось упоминание о стихотворении Фроста.
The Road Not Taken
by Robert 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.

И в обсуждении http://keenharlequin.livejournal.com/1413.html
нашлось
==Стихотворение иронично -- оно тихонько посмеивается над теми, кто придает каждому выбору огромное жизнеизменяющее значение. Сам поэт это упоминает в письме Кристине Ейтс 1925-го года, в ответ на ее вопрос о вздохе в последней части стихотворения: "Эт[а концовка] был моей довольно личной шуткой над теми, кто может подумать, что я еще когда-нибудь пожалею над тем, какой путь я выбрал в жизни."

Полный текст письма:

Dear Miss Yates:
No wonder you were a little puzzled over the end of my Road Not Taken. It was my rather private jest at the expense of those who might think I would yet live to be sorry for the way I had taken in life. I suppose I was gently teasing them. I'm not really a very regretful person, but for your solicitousness on my behalf I'm
your friend always
Robert Frost ==
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