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The Way Through

Updated on April 20, 2014
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

Axel Kristinsson from Reykjavík, Iceland, Forest Path
Axel Kristinsson from Reykjavík, Iceland, Forest Path | Source



the way through

contains its own detours

each a perilous diversion

imbued with false light.


paths fettered

with pebbles

sink into the small of my foot

as I step carefully

through the burdens of each,


balancing the caption

above my head

the one

made famous

by some erstwhile poet

who trod these paths long before me


the path least known,

least trod upon

makes all the difference




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      manatita44 3 years ago

      So true. Peace.

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      Audrey Im so enjoying your poetry this month

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you manatita! Thank you Frank!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is so beautiful, deep in meaning. I conjure up all kinds of captions above your poetic head. Love it!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you for stopping by Ruby! Happy Easter to you!!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well thank goodness because I've taken that path all my life. :) Happy Easter my friend.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Happy Easter to you too Bill! Thank you!

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      Kathleen Odenthal Romano 3 years ago from Bayonne, New Jersey

      Love Robert Frost and Love this!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Kathleen!

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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Another fantastic poem from my favorite poet.

      Happy Easter Audrey 1. ~ Audrey 2.

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      Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Love your perspective of the road less traveled!

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      Audrey Selig 3 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

      Enjoyed your contribution to poetry month. Your interpretation and deep meaning of those words of the road less traveled impressed me. Thanks for sharing this poem. Blessings. Audrey

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      snakeslane 3 years ago from Canada

      Audrey, What a lovely tribute to the great Robert Frost, and a wonderful contribution for poetry month.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Oh Audrey. I love this, as I'm sure everyone who appreciates good poetry would. Voted up.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      "False light" and "the small of my foot" re the kind of phrases I admire, but could never create. Your last verse give me something to think about. Thank you.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Hi Audrey! Hope you had a great Easter! Hi Vicky! Hope you are doing well!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

      Great nod to Robert Frost. Thank you this poem. Jamie

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      Suzette Walker suzettetaos 3 years ago from Taos, NM

      Beautiful, Audrey! No matter what path we choose, it is full of pebbles, stones and potholes. Love this poem and Frost's, too.

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      rdsparrowriter 3 years ago

      Nicely written :) Voted up and beautiful :)

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you rdsparrowriter!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you so much brakel2!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you for reading this one snakeslane! You are kind!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Keep the poems flowing.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you so much for reading this one John! Happy day to you!!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you for reading this one MsDora!!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Hi Jamie!! Thank you!!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Rasma!!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Suzettenaples!!!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you rdsparrowriter!

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 2 years ago from Lagos

      "The way through" has not just diversions but also distractions, attractions and reservations. The best is to carve a path for ourselves following closely that which was left by our forerunners. A very revealing poem.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 2 years ago from Lagos

      "The way through" has not just diversions but also distractions, attractions and reservations. The best is to carve a path for ourselves following closely that which was left by our forerunners. A very revealing poem.

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Ubanicijioke!

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