Half Light- Foggy Morning in Kolkata


I love walking in foggy wintry mornings in my beloved city of Kolkata, when the dewdrops are fresh on the ground and the fog so dense, that you can experience the solitude for a very short time, before the busy metropolis wakes up.

This photograph of a water vendor walking away from his cart, with the city engulfed in fog, creating the backdrop, has always reminded me of the last lines from Robert Frost‘s famous poem, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.

And miles to go before I sleep,   
And miles to go before I sleep.
The poem goes like this:
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.
– Robert Frost
This post is in response to this week’s photography challenge.

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