I took the one less traveled by...

I can't seem to get enough of trees. These woods run along the side of our house. I marvel that we can catch a 30 minute train into London and come back home to this. Our town is very busy with traffic most times of the day....but then there is this and you feel like you are miles and miles away from it all. I get lost in here frequently...but am slowly learning my way.
I have made a habit of taking photos of paths and roads and always thought that someday I would display them all together. It started as on ode to Robert Frost...'I took the road less travelled..." After 20 years of travels I have more roads and paths than I know what to do with. Funny thing is I remember each and every one. I recall where I was and what I was thinking at the time. Where do you begin when trying to make something of them or is best to keep them just as they are?

        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 marked 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.
Robert Frost 


Image taken by me, 

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2 comments:

  1. This is one of my favourite poems. I used to teach it at the end of the year to my Year 12 English class and they always seemed to appreciate it.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  2. Yes, it is a lovely poem. But I was more drawn by your gorgeous photo, which reminded me of the beechwoods of my Chilterns childhood. And of the less lush, but more accessible woodland I used to escape to on Epsom Common when living & freelancing there ...
    Thank you! Enjoy my country - greetings from a Brit on the Côte d'Azur.

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