Honest poetry

To kick off the birth of Walking Is Still Honest, here is one of the most honest poems of the 20th century.  Remember, you can submit your own your work to be published as well.

“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; 5

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, 10

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. 15

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.

Walking Is Still Honest Press

Walking Is Still Honest is a publishing press under Nostrovia! Poetry, a small press dedicated towards promoting the poetic community as a whole.  In order to help further this idea, W.I.S.H was founded.

This press has a goal to publish poetry “as honest as walking”.  We want poetry that speaks the truth.  Simplicity is a beautiful thing in poetry.  When a poem can be written as a conversation, be accessible, be relate-able, then something beautiful is occurring.

The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost has survived so long because it’s so relate-able.  Everyone has been at a point in their life where they happen upon a “fork in the road”, and a decision must be made.

Which road are you going to take?

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