Sunday, 13 October 2013

The Road Not Taken

Totally Conkers!  Yes, that is the name for the daily listing club on folksy for the month of October.  Fabulous name, don’t you think?  Well, today I shall be illustrating my blog post with some beautiful blue items from the listing club.  Blue is my favourite colour, so it was a natural choice, but what fabulous items!  Please click on the photos and explore the shops – I am sure you find something you would like to purchase!

Now, what has this to do with “The Road Not Taken”?  Absolutely nothing!  I just decided it was time for some poetry and I am sure this poem by Robert Frost is a favourite for many people.

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood.
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveller, long I stood
And looked down one for as long 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 onto 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 travelled by,
And that has made all the difference.

I hope you have enjoyed re-reading the poem, or perhaps reading it for the first time.  I think Robert Frost gives us a lot to think about.  I hope you have enjoyed looking at the beautiful items for sale from folksy sellers.  Here is one from me:

What road have you taken?



FROM TOP TO BOTTOM: JAusten Jewellery Designs, Whimsy Woo Designs, Paper Chains & Beads, World of Cards, NOfkants Curios, Clare Sherwen and Handmade by Edwina.


  1. What a beautiful poem, Edwina. It really does make you stop and think a while doesn't it? Thank you so much for featuring my blue topaz ring in your fantastic blue collection today.

    Jacqueline x

  2. Can only agree with Jacqueline's sentiments! Thank you so much for including my peacock dazzle cushion in your feature tally, all the items you have chosen look wonderful together!

    Natalie x

  3. A lovely poem and one I have not read before Edwina.
    Quite thought provoking.
    Thank you for showing one of my Harris Tweed Blue covers.
    Shirley x

  4. What a lovely collection of blue items (my favourite colour, too!). The poem is wonderful.