Erasure (NaPoWriMo #26)

Poem - Robert Frost eraserum
Original poem 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;
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 definitely need more practice before being able to use this method to create poetry. Great on the abstract side and ambiguous on the conceptual side, it was quite fun. And this is a great poem – I know because I didn’t mind reading it in school – to take chances, make mistakes, and get messy! (Recognize the reference to a certain educational childhood show?)Thanks for reading,



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10 responses to “Erasure (NaPoWriMo #26)

  1. Awesome! I totally enjoyed your re-appropriated, erasure poem. Isn’t it fun to take the old standard and see it in a new light? I’ve often wanted to go back and turn famous poems into concrete poems. Hope you have a good weekend!

  2. I’ve tried figuring out the reference to a childhood educational program and I’m drawing a blank. What is it? I really liked the riff form by the way.

  3. Epic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. aliciakhoo

    BEAUTIFUL!!! You took the road less travelled with this poem!!

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