Walking in the woods
This is a picture of path I found while walking in the woods. That day, I didn’t get a chance to go down this path and see where it went, but I snapped a quick picture of it.
When I’m looking through my pictures for something or another, this picture always jumps out at me. It makes me think of one of my favorite poems by Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken.
The Road Not Taken ~ Robert Frost
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.
Poems of Robert Frost
One of the things I enjoy about the poems of Robert Frost is that he leaves his readers with something to think about. In the rhyme and rhythm of his words, there are stories and sometimes unanswered questions. While I love the simplicity and beauty of his poetry, I also like the mystery of it.
Therefore, when I look at this picture and read the poem above, I can’t help but wonder what would have happened if I had chosen this path and not the one I took on that day?
Picture Story Challenge
For your picture story challenge, I’m going to give you two choices. You can answer one of the questions or both. It’s up to you:~)
1) Would you have taken this path and if so, why?
2) Where do you think this path leads and what’s at the end of it?