Dua Jalan dalam Remang Hutan Kehidupan


Dua jalan bercabang dalam remang hutan kehidupan
Dan sayang aku tidak bisa menempuh keduanya
Dan sebagai pengembara, aku berdiri lama
Dan memandang ke satu jalan sejauh aku bisa
Kemana kelokannya mengarah di balik semak belukar

Kemudian aku memandang yang satunya, sama bagusnya,
Dan mungkin malah lebih bagus,
Karena jalan itu segar dan mengundang
Meskipun tapak yang telah melewatinya
Juga telah merundukkan rerumputan,

Dan pagi itu keduanya sama-sama membentang
Di bawah hamparan dedaunan rontok yang belum terusik
Oh, kusimpan jalan pertama untuk lain kali !
Meski tahu semua jalan berkaitan
Aku ragu akan pernah kembali

Aku akan menuturkannya sambil mendesah
Suatu saat berabad-abad mendatang
Dua jalan bercabang di hutan, dan aku…
Aku menempuh jalan yang jarang dilalui
Dan itu mengubah segalanya.

Robert Frost [1916]


The ROAD Not Taken

by Robert Frost (1916)

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.
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