Beyond the Fence Lightly We Tread, the Leader and the Led

photo taken November 18, 2007 • title thanks to Doug

Poetry turned out to be the theme of the day.  From Dr. Seuss to Shakespeare, from holiday carols to popular song lyrics, I was captivated by the poetry this image inspired and which so many of you recited in the comments ~

“Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost was most-quoted:
Whose woods these are I think I know….
…Of easy wind and downy flake….
The woods are lovely, dark and deep
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep….

Also from Frost:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I —
I took the ‘one less traveled’ by,
And that has made all the difference.

Sunshine cannot bleach the snow/ Nor time unmake what poets know

Dr. Suess:
What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store
What if Christmas, perhaps means a little bit more

And more:
“But soft…”
“Not all who wander are lost.” – J.R.R Tolkien
“All is calm, all is bright” – Silent Night
“When the snow lay round about, deep & crisp & even.” – King Wenceslas
“Into the Mystic” – Van Morrison
“Hey there Little Red Riding Hood” – The Animals
“Watch out where the coyotes go, and don’t you eat that yellow snow…”
– Frank Zappa
Coyote is a survivor/I reckon he’s got to be/He lives in the snow at forty below/Or in Malibu by the sea
“The Coyote and the Cowboy” by Ian Tyson

And the winner: Doug, I chose your words.  After I decided to use them for the title of this photo, I googled them, to see if they were quoted and nothing came up, so I believe they are your own. I love them, and they speak to me in the most significant way right now.

Thank you all!

• • • A caption.  A title.  A thought-bubble.  Words are needed here.  Post the jewels of your imaginations in the comment section and you will be in the running for a signed 8 x 10 print {click HERE to see the image}.  I can’t wait to spend this rainy, rainy day in awe of you all!

451 Responses to “Beyond the Fence Lightly We Tread, the Leader and the Led”

  1. Pat D. Says:

    “Winter’s Quest”

    Lovely picture!

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