Rose Petal Path


Another might have taken the path less traveled,
I walked the path strewn with rose petals.
Perhaps the roses faded, and the petals blew away,
But each step crushed the scent into my fiber.
That day has made all the difference to my life.

Copyright 2014 Brenda Davis Harsham

References: The path referenced in the first line is from a famous poem I will reprint here, courtesy of The Poetry Foundation, with my own yellow wood.

Note: The poem is dedicated to my hubby, a fine man in every way. I’m also posting it in honor of my hubby’s friend who is marrying tomorrow.

Golden Woodland Path, autumn, fall, tree

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.

47 thoughts on “Rose Petal Path

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  2. Hi sweet Brenda!!!
    I had to get over here to Pink and reblog this! I love this
    “I walked the path strewn with rose petals.”
    This is beautiful! Hugs to you sweet Pink friend! MichelleMarie


  3. Ah, this is lovely – you took the right path, that’s nice to know, and that it was full with rose petals, that’s really beautiful. I hope your friends wedding goes really well! 🙂


  4. I love love the photos!!, and I like your poem the most! 🙂 ❤ But maybe that is because I am such a Fairy-Flower-Girl 🙂 Hope the wedding will be beautiful!! 🙂 ❤


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