O Canada!

It is Canada Day and all those warm fuzzy feelings of my “home and native land” are milling about in my memory.

On the Internet, I found lots of pictures to mark the occasion and a few humorous “Canadian…isms” sites.

I feel lucky to have been born and raised in “the true north strong and free” I had many advantages and yet my wanderlust always led me to somewhere else… Why are some of us like this?

This poem by Robert Frost has long been a favorite of mine.

The Road Less Traveled                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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


P.S.: A little extra…

My good friend Reg just sent me this link: Butterfly Circus. If you haven’t watched this amazing short film, I’m passing on Reg’s Canada Day gift.  And yes my friends… the world does need a little wonder (delivered by butterflies…)



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4 responses to “O Canada!

  1. Thanks Auntie Joany, Happy Canada Day to you! I love this poem – actually I use the last lines in my blog – which reminds me I’ve been terrible for keeping updated. However, you’ve inspired me, its time to write some posts…

  2. Happy Canada Day! I had no idea that both the USA and Canada enjoy their “birthdays” in the same month. Learning something new everyday. Love the poem!

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