Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Listing Frost

I read in blogdex that qwantz says he "totally just invented the best format for music EVER." It works with poetry too:

The Road Not Taken in list format

Two roads:
     diverged in a yellow wood

First road:
     bent in the undergrowth;

Second road:
     just as fair,
     having perhaps the better claim,
     was grassy
     wanted wear;

Both roads:
     the passing there Had worn them really about the same,
     that morning equally lay In leaves
     no step had trodden black.

I did what?
     was sorry I could not travel both
          And be one traveler,
     stood And looked down one as far as I could
     took the other
     kept the first for another day!
          Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
     doubted if I should ever come back.
     will be telling with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence:
          Two roads diverged in a wood
     took the one less traveled by

What was made?
     all the difference.

4 comments:

George Wallace said...

For shame, Greg: you are starting one of those pesky "memes" that we webloggers have no power to resist. Already, I have extended your method from Frost to Shelly: here.

Mark said...

I think I may actually have to call this pornography...

Alan Sullivan said...

Argh...

Greg said...

George, Mark, Alan: I apologize for this unseemly display. But I couldn't help but look. And maybe try just this once. Really. Just this once.