Friday, March 4, 2011

The Journey

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of the easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

                  Robert Frost   1922

(70-200mm  f16  1/100 sec  ISO200)


Elizabeth Grimes said...

What a beautiful poem to put with that photo. Every picture has a story.

Tammy said...

That poem fits the scene perfectly.

Bitch said...

And miles to go before I sleep...
very suitable for your image.

Katherine said...

A very befitting poem for that wonderful snow scene.

Karin / Southern Meadows said...

Despite the snow that makes me want to walk right in and take a walk in the woods! Love Robert Frost.

Marty said...

un si joli poème avec une si jolie image !
je suis sûre que malgré toute cette neige,
il ne fait pas froid dans cette forêt !
le soleil brille et ce petit sentier est
à l'abri du vent ! Love it !
plein de french bisous

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

A beautiful scene,for sure.

magda said...

Rick, hi
Your photo is like fairytale and the words of poem, emotional !!!

becky said...

Perfect poem for this shot.

Farmchick said...

Beautiful combination of words and picture.

Cat said...

That poem so beautifully captures the snowy scenery and my word of the year "espy" - it's all about slowing down and catching glimpses to enrich our lives...simply beautiful!

Leslie said...

I love Robert Frost's poetry, and this photo illustrates his poem perfectly.

darlin said...

Rick this is yet another one of your wonderful posts. Some mornings, when I don't view your blog the previous night, I can't wait to get up and see what brilliance you have come up with. I admire your photography and your choices of words, in this case borrowed words which go perfect with the photo. Great shot!

Enjoy your day sleepyhead, it's time to get out of bed! lol

Dawn said...

Perfect poem and picture combination!
I just made my kids do a Robert Frost assignment this week:)

mariiana capela said...

I love cold pictures, especially this one!

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Belas cores de inverno...Espectacular....

Leovi said...

Wonderful composition with bright snowy forest, excellent frame. Very poetic. Greetings.

teca said...

I loved the poem, honey!
Today I saw all your posts late.
Sorry can not be here more often as usual...
I enjoy being here. Here's a good vibe.
Thanks for the beautiful pictures with words as reflective.
Good Sunday to you and yours.
A big and sweet beijo.

Soraia B. said...

Beautiful :D

Rick said...

Thank you, Elizabeth; RF - one of my favourite poets !

Thanks, Tammy - it came to mind immediately.

Thank you Monika !

Thanks Katherine (I remembered that one from my high school days ;-)

Thanks Karin - he was (and is) my favourite.

Rick said...

Marty - merci beaucoup ! Yes, a quiet, sheltered path through the woods - and very near our place (but not in Florida !! ;-) Bisous de neige pour toi - mais chaud !

Thank you, Ruth.

Hi Magda - thank you; I can only take credit for posting the poem, not creating it.

Thanks Becky - I agree ;-)

Rick said...

Thank you Farmchick - my own musings would not be an improvement on Mr. Frost.

Thank you Cat - I seem to be drawn to peaceful scenes - the antidote to my working years !

Thanks Leslie - as I looked up the words to this one again, I tarried and ended up reading quite a few more (time well wasted !).

Ha ha, Darlene - I was long out when you added your comment; I worked hard today - I fed 20 palm trees, sprayed the hibiscus for bugs, and completed patching the concrete driveway (and got a sunburn !). Thank you for your kind words - I hope your weekend is going as well as mine !

Rick said...

Hi Dawn - thanks; I think that's great that your kids are learning about RF - he made a real impression on my back in high school and it's stuck !

LOL Mariiana - I'm glad it 'warmed' your heart ;-)

Obrigado para visitar and following, Fernando, and for your nice comment !

Thank you very much, Leovi !

Rick said...

Teca - thank you for dropping by and leaving a wonderful comment; I understand, and appreciate when you are able to visit (I too will have many demands on my time over the next 10 days). Have a lovely Sunday and I give you many warm beijos !

Soraia - obrigado !

darlin said...

Well Rick, what can I say... lets see, I did 3 loads of laundry after packing all of my niece's thing and shipping them off with her father, I cleaned my basement, watched 3 movies, baked a cake for tomorrows company and DIDN'T get a sunburn! ;-) I took the day off studies, I'm giving my brain some down time before I dive back in and finish up this semester in class... then it's the correspondence courses.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and careful out in that hot sun!

Rick said...

Whew - I got tired just reading your list ;-) I'll watch out for that sun Darlene - have a great week !