One of my favorite poems
I love poetry. I think I was in the 4th grade (or maybe it was the 5th)when I began to love poetry. I had a teacher who required us to write a poem. She worked with us and helped us to polish our little poems. My poem was published! I actually got paid $5 from one newspaper and $5 from another newspaper and it was part of the district wide poetry book. My grandmother even got it published in her town paper.
That summer my grandmother gave me a spiral bound notebook and told me to write. Her advice was to write daily. Somewhere, buried under this and that, I think I still have that notebook. What silly little things I wrote but oh the memories of showing my work to Grandma.
In 9th grade, I had a teacher who loved literature and she taught me how to love literature. She introduced me to Shakespeare and Dickens and the poetry of Robert Frost. I would *never* have admitted to *any* of my classmates just how much I loved that class.
I really want to share Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” but I can’t get it to format correctly. Turtlegirl and I have been discussing this poem and why it is my favorite as part of her 9th grade LA class.
Since I can’t seem to get the whole poem to work, I’ll share my favorite line. It’s the ending line:
And that has made all the difference.
I pointed out that for me “all the difference” in the path I chose means that I have BooBear, Supergirl, Turtlegirl and TailorBear. Had I chosen a different path I would not have them. It has made all the difference to me!