Sean Spicer’s load of bollards

One of Robert Frost’s best known lines comes from the poem “Mending Wall”. Continue reading


The road not taken (I)

Dante Alighieri’s 14th-century epic poem The Divine Comedy begins with the lines “Midway upon the road of our life / I found myself within a dark wood / for the right way had been missed” (in Charles Eliot Norton’s version) – perhaps the best known lines in western literature. Writers and artists often use the allegory of taking the right or wrong road to explore life’s confusions and conundrums. Continue reading