August 26th, 2009
05:44 PM ET
12 years ago

Kennedy's Senate desk draped in black

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sen. Ted Kennedy's desk in the Senate chamber is draped in a black cloth and has a vase of white roses sitting on it, as is customarily done when a member of the Senate dies. The chamber is currently open to the public but since the Senate is not in session, no video or still pictures can be taken of the desk.

Also on the desk, according to Jim Manley, spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid: a copy of Robert Frost's poem "The Road Not Taken."

Read text of Frost's poem after the jump:

The Road Not Taken

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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soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Proud American

    Thanks for all your service to this great country, rest in peace.

    August 26, 2009 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  2. Mike

    Senator Edward (Ted) Kennedy.., you will be missed. You truly was and still is a 'patriot'. Mike in Montana

    August 26, 2009 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  3. carrie

    Rest in Peace Sen Kennedy , one of God's angels on earth
    God be with the family.

    August 26, 2009 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |