Less Traveled By
The white powder was new and heavy this morning, clinging beautifully to the trees and carving an untaken path. I could not dislodge the words of Robert Frost swirling in my mind:
“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.”
~ The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost
Photo taken at Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve in Darien, Illinois.
So peaceful and serene…truly a winter wonderland!
Tammy, thank you so much for your great comments!
One of my favourite poems set to a beautiful photo. Thanks for sharing …
It’s a wonderful poem. Thank you, Dorothy!
I agree, the softness of this photo is very peaceful.
Thanks so much, Vicki!
Great picture, so peaceful one can almost hear the silence. 🙂
Isn’t silence wonderful at times? Thanks so much for the comment.
Silence is wonderful at times as you said.
The poem and this photo are perfect! I can see how these words would be swirling in your mind as you saw this. Lovely!
Thank you, Angeline!
So peaceful! Beautiful winter wonderland 🙂
Wolke, thanks so much for the comment!
Sheryl, thank you so much for the visit and comments!
Lovely photo! The Road Not Taken is one of my favorite Robert Frost poems. It is very fitting for this winter scene. Thanks for sharing.
I, too, love The Road Not Taken. Thanks so much for the feedback!