A Poetic Dialog

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© Tomma Henckel
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UploadedFebruary 10, 2013
TakenFebruary 11, 2013
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D5000
Exposure1/500 sec at f/11
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Focal Length55 mm
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Two silhouette figures, representing Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost, are seated on rocks separated by a short distance engaged in dialog. At the right of each figure are the open books.

Emily Dickinson's book:

I held a jewel in my fingers-
And went to sleep-
The day was warm, and the winds were prosy-
I said "'Twill keep"-

I woke - and child my honest fingers,
The Gem was gone-
And now, an Amethyst remembrance
Is all I own-

c. 1861


Robert Frost's book:

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.


5 responses

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (10 Feb 2013):

    Just perfect, 2 fav's!

  • Kelly Nichols

    Kelly Nichols gave props (11 Feb 2013):

    Love it. I'd love to play in that snow! But then I guess I'd be sick of it, if I were around it that much! Wow!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (14 Feb 2013):

    Awesome capture!!!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (24 Feb 2013):

    A beautiful, crisp capture of this lovely view.. the poems are so perfect with this image!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (23 Mar 2013):

    Beautiful image! Emily Dickenson and Robert Frost are two of my favorite poetsl I think if they were living in this day and age they would have been into nature photography as well as poets .

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