This past year I gave myself a photo project to make the poem “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost come to life. The photos are not perfect, for I am not a photographer, but I think I captured what I was trying to do each month.
Here is the inspiration behind the project:
Since I could remember, the poem, “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost, has always been my favorite. Since reading the poem in grade school, I took the poem to heart. After reading about Robert Frost and his works, it only makes sense why he is my favorite poet. He uses the season of autumn as a muse in almost all his poems. For “The Road Not Taken”, I feel I myself always take the road less traveled on. I always had a vision of what that road looked like and I think I found it. Even though this road looks like it has been used plenty of times, it fits my vision of the poem. My project is to take a photo of this path each month and to watch the trees come to life and then during my favorite season die away. To some, mentioning death may seem sad and horrible, but during the autumn season, nature’s death is the most beautiful death.
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost