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There’s A Chuck-will’s-widow Outside My Window

It was a warm spring night when I was browsing on the computer, and then suddenly an unfamiliar but very warm song penetrated my ears, as well as my psyche. The unbroken melodic sounds were very relaxing, yet somehow unsettling at the same time. The notes were very similar to the mark of a whip-poor-will, but not exactly the same. Upon doing my usual YouTube classic sound reference move, I soon guessed that it was a Chuck-will’s-widow.

One legend claims that a whip-poor-will can sense a soul departing or a death in the neighborhood. A Native American legend believes that the haunting song of the species is a death omen.

And the sound that I heard after midnight was hauntingly beautiful. Is there a Ghost House nearby?

The Road Not Taken is a poetic classic that we may have misunderstood. This popular Robert Frost classic is incredibly popular by all standards.

“In the middle of the poem it becomes very clear that the two roads that the speaker is confronting are actually the same, or at least interchangeable.” This is explained by David Orr, poetry columnist for The New York Times. He says Americans have the poem all wrong.

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.

Does it really matter which road that I take? ‘The Road Not Taken’ may be the same as a dozen other choices in life. Nothing is simple in life.

I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.

Or maybe I just wanted to accentuate my individualism.

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