I came across this photograph the other day. It is of a young nun in Poland. It's not a particularly great image or even very focused. I snapped it quickly because I noticed she was the only one not walking on the pathways and that struck me. This all too familiar poem came to mind. As I reread it with this image staring at me, it took on a whole new meaning. I wonder what the compelling words might mean to her.
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...Frost
Powerful image! Powerful poem, and one of my all-time favorites.
(You know my story J, I think it sort of sums it up for me.)
How very appropriate for a nun! (I love that she's a rebel, a rule breaker - what strength and inner fortitude :-D)
Really wonderful send off for the weekend!
I remember studying that poem in English class in high school. It's beautiful and so is the photograph you took!
Photograph is stunning - and the poem is classic and beautiful. Great job pairing them up!
lovely pics - have a fabulous weekend xxxx
I like this!
Perfect poem for that picture - and actually, my all-time-favorite poem. The picture is magnificent. All-in-all, a great Friday post!
I like the photo a lot, and I have always loved that poem. A good reminder.
Lovely inspiration, Jeanette! Can't wait for my necklace to get here, soo excited! Have a wonderful weekend! XO!
It takes a very creative person to look at something familiar and classic, like this poem, and see it in a new way. I have, as most of us, read this poem many times, but when you read it with the image, looking back and forth, it takes on a whole new level of meaning. I think we all like to think we have taken the road less travelled in one way or another, but this young woman lives a life the majority of us could never know. Clever of you to pair them. Resonating post.
very timely for all those graduates right now.
i have an aunt and a cousin who are nuns and often wonder what it would be like to live such a life.
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