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The woods are lovely dark and deep

Photographer: Anurag Jain, Aperture: f/7.1,Camera: Canon EOS 550D,Focal length: 35 mm,ISO: 400,Shutter speed: 1/25 s,

And miles to go before I sleep

09 Oct 2011

Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, had, towards his later years, kept a book close to him. It was even there at his bedside table as he lay dying. The book was of Robert Frost, and on on one page featuring the poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”


Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.


My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.


He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
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,
And miles to go before I sleep.


The last 4 lines were underlined.


The poem means a lot to different people but the general version is about a person, who is staring at solitude or even Death which is comforting/peaceful which does not have social obligations, he knows his path is nearing an end, but that does not mean he can slow down. He needs to move on, and accomplish a lot before he says his final farewell.


This snap was clicked on the way to “Tambdi Surla” on a rainy day. The rains ensured the trees showcased their best color.


1/25 sec, f/7.1, 35mm, ISO 400

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  • waseem mansoori - October 18, 2011

    Nice Work man………………….

    Kip it up……….

  • Anurag Jain - October 18, 2011

    Hi Waseem,
    Thanks for your comments.
    Cheers Anurag

  • Ren - October 21, 2011

    I remember this day….it was truely beautiful and you captured that beauty sooo well. Ur d best~~~

  • Anurag Jain - October 22, 2011

    Hi Ren,
    Yeah it was a fun day. Such an amazing drive.. Thanks to Val! The tea at the small shop was so good!
    Cheers Anurag

  • Simi - November 18, 2011

    Very soothing snap. I kept it as my wallpaper. When i look at it i feel very calm. Ur great at shooting snaps!!

  • Anurag Jain - November 19, 2011

    Hi Simi,
    It sure is. The entire drive was so peaceful and calm. It was awesome.
    Cheers Anurag

  • fidaeabbas zaidi - August 9, 2012


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