The Road Not Taken

 

This painting of mine for this week’s blog is inspired by this amazing poem written by Robert Frost. Even till this date this will always remain one of my favorite poem. I remember reading it in my high school. I got goose bumps. I had this secret fantasy of painting this. I simply love the aura of the autumn in this poem. After it felt like forever I can finally can say mission accomplished. During this pandemic I got the time I needed to practice painting.

I have somehow connected with this poem and its secret code to success . In life just like the two roads in this poem. We have two paths which we are forced to choose. One of them falling into our comfort zones and the other that will send chills up your spine at the very thought of it. Well I always believed this quote what my grandmother used to say to me- If it doesn’t scare you it is not worth risking it… This has been anchored into my mind from a young age. This poem just adds butter to flames integrated in me. The way the writer ended with the path that was less traveled made the difference… I strongly feel this is same in life too. The path less traveled will make the journey horrible but it will worth the efforts.

THE PATH LESS TRAVELED

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.

BY ROBERT FROST

I hope you enjoyed reading this as how much I love this poem. Do let me know your thoughts on the poem and the painting.

p.s- My sister thought the painting looks like a burning forest.

Well I think its just her

125 Comments Add yours

  1. Robert Frost’s The Path Less Traveled has always been one of my favourite poems as well.

    Beautiful painting. ❤

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    1. Oh wow glad to hear. I simply adore this poem. Thank you so much for dropping by with your kind words ☺

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  2. blindzanygirl says:

    Oh my! This is stunning. This spoke to me SO deeply tonight. I needed to read those words. Both yours, andbthose of Robert Frost. Thankyou so much for this moving post. ❤️

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    1. Awww this made my day. Thank you so much for taking time to read this. Means a lot. Glad these words connected with you 😊

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      1. blindzanygirl says:

        You are very welcome. I couldn’t see your picture, being blind, but I could read the words. That poem by Robert Frost is beautiful 😊

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        1. Yes it truly. I wish I can paint as beautiful as you imagination dear. Good day to you:)

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          1. blindzanygirl says:

            😊

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  3. Robert Frost’s poem is new to me and thought provoking.
    Your painting is great, it does paint a good picture that goes with the poem. It might be a fiery road to travel but in the end you come to luscious green.

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    1. Thank you so much dear for your kind lovely words. Haha yes I love how you summed it together. Have a great day 🙂

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  4. Second look after reading really looks like it is burning… ; )

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    1. Haha lol. You fall I to my sister category. Thx for dropping by 🙂

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      1. That’s better place for argument…

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        1. Hahah I have a sister to drive me crazy arguing… I need no more ✌🙏

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          1. Arguing with roses and flowers are always good…

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            1. HAHAHH dont make the same mistake my friend. The thorns will cut you deep.

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              1. Such stories are never written upon my planet at all…

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                1. Awww such a shame though. Your are missing out on bruises,cuts. claws that pinch like daggers:)

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                  1. Ouch that’s addictive… Silence is better sometimes…

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                    1. Addictive than all the additictions put together. Hahaha lol !!!…Yes silence is better than words 🙂

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                    2. Really Smart… 👌

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                    3. Hahah it’s not me.. The main culprits are the words😝✌

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                    4. Good to have someone who can blame on words…

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  5. akshita1776 says:

    Lovely painting!!

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    1. Thank you so much Akshita💕

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  6. River Dixon says:

    That’s a really great painting!

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    1. Thank you so much. Glad you like it😊

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      1. River Dixon says:

        You’re welcome.

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  7. Jeff Flesch says:

    WOW, WOW. The painting is stunning! Absolutely gorgeous. Frost’s poem is a classic. Well done.🙏

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    1. Thankyou Jeff. Yes Frost poem is a old classic -never gets old.. It just gets better with time. Like fine wine like one fine poem. 🙂

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      1. Jeff Flesch says:

        You’re very welcome, always my pleasure. Ah, yes, just like fine wine. Agreed.🙏

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  8. Happy Panda says:

    Beautiful painting. I also see what your sister means.
    I love the poem too. It’s probably the only poem that has stuck with me since school days. I repeat the lines to myself everytime I choose to do something different. 😊

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    1. Thankyou dear. HAHaa my sister will be very happy today. Oh wow. Same pinch. Mee too!!. Happy that you dropped by

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  9. thetorzorean says:

    It’s a beautiful painting for a beautiful poem. Well done.

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    1. Thank you so much. Means a lot😊

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  10. Will says:

    That is a LOVELY painting. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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    1. Thank you so much Will for dropping by. The pleasure is all mine. Good day😊

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  11. Navin says:

    Thanks for sharing your words of wisdom, Raghavasree….the way you expressed them as if you see / sense them….I think, this is going to sit in me as well….”If it doesn’t scare you it is not worth risking it”….I liked the poem as well….your painting is simply magnificent….the colors, the imagery & the depth….

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    1. HAHAH. Have to thank my parents for raising me well. My deepest gratitude’s my friend. it truly means a lot that you connected with it as I did.
      To reply to your comments I am always loss of words to say thank you. Have a lovely day:)

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      1. Navin says:

        Upbringing is of course one important aspect….but developing your own vision….evolving is another….it’s a combination of both, I can sense….I truly connected with this piece of yours….painting & words….keep expressing the way you always do, my friend 😊✨

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        1. Hahah pls stop. There is no way around you is there. Thank you so much Navin. It’s truly means a lot😊

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          1. Navin says:

            Perhaps not 🤓….you’re always welcome, Raghavasree ✨

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  12. I too love this poem a lot, very inspirational.
    Your painting is beautiful but somehow I agree with your sister😉

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    1. Yes it really is Deeksha. HAHA thankyou for your opinion. I am sure she will be happy. Goodday:)

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  13. Yuvi's Buzz says:

    Beautiful painting 💜👍

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    1. Thankyou so much:)

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  14. wrong says:

    So Your watercolors are as deep as your pens.I don’t know why that painting looks so beautiful.maybe that road is making woods beautiful or may be woods is making this road beautiful.what do you think!

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    1. Thank you so much dear. Means a lot. I think they both complement each other . Have a great day😊

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  15. What a beautiful poem and a painting to compliment each other…❤️

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    1. Thank you so much. 🙂

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  16. six pm says:

    Beautiful balance of color and placement. It makes me long for Fall again.

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    1. Thank you so much. Hahha I too love the autumn… Good day😊

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  17. This is so so beautiful and the featured poem goes so well with your painting. Cheers!

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    1. Thanks Emmanuel. Glad that you think so😊

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      1. You’re welcome friend.

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  18. Secrets says:

    Oh my word, your painting is so vibrant! The perfect piece to accompany a classic poem 👏👏👏

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    1. Thank you so much. Means a lot😊

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  19. Arpita Singh says:

    OMG! What I’m gonna share you’ll hardly believe. Yesterday I was reminiscing about this poem from my High School days as something similar is happening in my life and today I discovered this post. Back in those days, the poor me didn’t cared to understand it and was just bothered knowing the gist of it for the sake of passing in exams. However today, thanks to your post, I got to read it again but with feelings.

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    1. Wow…. This will be the highlight of my day… I am so happy for you that my post brought you to look back on school days . The pleasure is all mine and appreciate you dropping your kind opinion. Made my day. Thank you and good day😊✌

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      1. Arpita Singh says:

        A good day ahead to you as well🌻!!

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    1. Thank you so much😊

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  20. AppophiaM says:

    🤣🤣🤣laughing at your sister’s comment. I was so on my way to the comment to say how amazing the painting and poem to go with it are but now I can’t unsee the “burning forest bit”😄. Anyway, uninfluenced by her feedback, I thought the painting was gorgeous, loved the choice of colors, autumish. Could see a painting like that hanging in a hotel or cafe and the poem below it to go with it. I can’t paint or draw to save a life but if I could, I probably would’ve made them two roads. But maybe that’s been overdone and it’s nice seeing a different perspective. Great post🧡

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    1. Hahah God… My sister after seeing this post will be very happy.God her opinion is taking over my readers. Hhaha lol. Thank you so much for dropping by with your lovely kind words. Means a lot.Maybe you can still paint or draw… Its only a flicker of enthusiasm away. No one is perfect… Happy that dropped by . Have a great day🙂

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      1. AppophiaM says:

        Probably, maybe, but I think you are right about the enthusiasm. I’d need a lot of that to come anyway close to anything resembling art or a drawing😄

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        1. Hahha you never know what maze of mind will get us to do. 😁✌

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  21. Lanning Lee says:

    Beautiful painting.

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    1. Thank you so much😊

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  22. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  23. FIF says:

    Beautiful painting and words! So inspiring and soothing ❤️

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    1. Thankyou so much. Glad that you thought so:)

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  24. tanvibytes says:

    This is a very lovely painting ☘️🍁

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    1. Thank you so much😊

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  25. robertwmonk says:

    Beautifully illustrates a beautiful poem. Excellent.

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    1. Thank you so much🙂

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  26. Oh, that is such a gorgeous painting. I read the poem in school too and instantly fell in love with everything it stood for!

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    1. Thank you so much. Mee too. I just love it. Good day😊

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  27. mahwi says:

    Love it ❤ such a beautiful painting!!!

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    1. Thank you so much😊

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  28. Mennaabdelkhalek says:

    Ohh

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    1. Thank you so much😊

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  30. Thank you so much. Sure I will check out your blog. Good day😊

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    1. Thank you so much for nominating me. Means a lot. I am sorry to inform you that I don’t promote awards as it kills the art of blogging. I hope you understand. Good day😊

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      1. My pleasure!!
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  32. Wow! The art of your soul is absolutely lovely. And I am with you on this poem being stunning too. I have also chosen the Road Not Taken for my life, and it has indeed made all the difference! I also love your chosen name, Desert Flower. BEAUTIFUL metaphor!

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    1. Thankful so much Jennifer. Your message made my day. Glad to see you are also a fan of Robert Frost. 😇

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      1. Absolutely! And aw, I am SO glad! 😊💗

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  33. cordialbatty says:

    you’re more than intelligent. Check at my blog too.

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    1. Thank you. Sure I would love to😇

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  34. AnuRijo says:

    This one is one of my favourite poems tooo..and the painting really goes along with that..💚❤️..for me it look like a click from my autumn 🍂 hike..

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    1. Yes me too. Thank you so much for your support. 😇

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  35. Aadya singh says:

    Oh wow! A lovely painting at one glance it made me smile.

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    1. Thank you so much😊

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  36. That one is one of my favorite formative poems, one that I’m still digesting to this day. Love me some Frost.

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    1. Hahah welcome to the club Robin… It’s simply is a mind blowing poem… You just can’t get enough of it

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  37. Well I really enjoyed reading it. This tip provided by you is very helpful for proper planning.

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  38. Thank you so much. Glad you liked it 🙂

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  39. nightlake says:

    It is a well-loved poem and the painting is really very well done.

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    1. Thank you 😊

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  40. jonicaggiano says:

    You chose a beautiful poem. The painting is gorgeous. All those wonderful reds. Have a blessed day. Love and hugs Joni

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    1. Thank you so much Joni. Truly appreciate it☺

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      1. jonicaggiano says:

        My pleasure. Have a blessed day. 🤗💕❤️

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        1. Thank you and you too😇

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  41. Beautiful painting!!! Acrylic?

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    1. Yes it is. Thankyou so much

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