bradofarrell:


"You know that doesn’t mean what everybody thinks it means. Frost makes it very clear that the two roads are exactly the same - he just chooses one at random. And then it’s only later at a dinner party that he tells everyone that he chose the road less traveled - but he’s lying. So the point of the poem is that everyone wants to look back and think that their choices mattered. But in reality shit just happens the way that it happens and it doesn’t mean anything."

For reference:

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,And sorry I could not travel bothAnd be one traveler, long I stoodAnd looked down one as far as I couldTo 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 thereHad worn them really about the same, And both that morning equally layIn 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 sighSomewhere 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.

I love Chapman. I love this show.
bradofarrell:


"You know that doesn’t mean what everybody thinks it means. Frost makes it very clear that the two roads are exactly the same - he just chooses one at random. And then it’s only later at a dinner party that he tells everyone that he chose the road less traveled - but he’s lying. So the point of the poem is that everyone wants to look back and think that their choices mattered. But in reality shit just happens the way that it happens and it doesn’t mean anything."

For reference:

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,And sorry I could not travel bothAnd be one traveler, long I stoodAnd looked down one as far as I couldTo 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 thereHad worn them really about the same, And both that morning equally layIn 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 sighSomewhere 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.

I love Chapman. I love this show.

bradofarrell:

"You know that doesn’t mean what everybody thinks it means. Frost makes it very clear that the two roads are exactly the same - he just chooses one at random. And then it’s only later at a dinner party that he tells everyone that he chose the road less traveled - but he’s lying. So the point of the poem is that everyone wants to look back and think that their choices mattered. But in reality shit just happens the way that it happens and it doesn’t mean anything."

For reference:

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.

I love Chapman. I love this show.

(via bradofarrell2-deactivated201311)

buttonpoetry:

Danez Smith - “Twerking as a Radical Form of Healing”

“Bend your knees because you want to, not for any god or dirty nails in your shoulder.”

Danez Smith, Individual Champion of Rustbelt 2013, performing during prelims.

"Let them bathe you in lightning."

My Monday morning was spent watching some of the weekend’s commencement speeches… This was mine a few years ago at the grand ol’ University of Wisconsin-Madison.

#shamelessplug