February 2014

The Food Not Taken

Chatting about interpretive themes one day, Ashley Elliot—a friend and superb interpreter—quipped, “The food less travelled.” We all laughed at the reference to Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken”, but the more we thought about it the more we liked it. The group was trying to come up with a good theme to link food to energy use. As an exercise, I wrote “The Food Not Taken” closely mirroring Frost’s original.


"The Food Not Taken"

TWO foods converged on my neighborhood

And wondering if I should buy both