Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sewanee, Tennessee Photography: Less Traveled

"Less Traveled" was taken in Sewanee, Tennessee, on the old railroad bed known as the Mountain Goat Trail. On a cold February afternoon, one of my dear friends took me down the trail to see this beautiful scenery. As I looked back, I saw the freshly laid tire tracks that the truck left behind, trailing off around the bend.

I named this piece "Less Traveled" because it reminds me of the Robert Frost poem, "The Road Not Taken."

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.

To purchase this piece or one of my others, please visit my fine art site. Or, view some of my other photos from Tennessee and from Franklin County specifically.

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