postcards from PORTLAND
THE ROAD NOT TAKEN
11” X 14” acrylic on canvas
Thursday, October 20, 2011
AGAIN I WAS DRAWN TO THE LIGHTING HERE AND HOW TO CAPTURE THE SCENE OF A SUNNY DAY. THERE IS SOMETHING MYSTERIOUS AND ROMANTIC FOR ME ABOUT A SCENIC ROADWAY. IT BRINGS WITH IT THE POSSIBILITY OF ADVENTURE. I LIVE ALONG SKYLINE ROAD AND WE LOVE TO TAKE LONG BIKE RIDES THROUGH THE COUNTRYSIDE. IF YOU ARE SEARCHING FOR THE BEST SCENIC BIKE ROUTE IN PORTLAND - LOOK NO FURTHER. SKYLINE IS ONE OF THE FIVE BEST RIDES.
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 marked 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