A Walk in the Woods

I initially thought of composing a few poetic lines with a title, “A Walk in the Woods”, but decided instead to borrow the lines from the poem “The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost to accompany my photos*.  Aside from being my favorite poet, Frost’s words seem to fit well with the photos and I love the final lines which essentially declares that taking the road less traveled will eventually make all the difference — a fitting guide for man’s journey with nature.

The Road Not Taken

by 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.


*All photos in this post were taken at Eden Nature Park in Davao City, Philippines