The poem Travelling Through the Dark' composed by William Stafford presents both physical and mental actions. Traveling through the dark is the physical action while thinking of rolling the dead doe into the canyon is the mental action, activities. When he touches the deer's side, he knows about the presence of the fawn inside. This physical action leads to the Speaker stops his car, gets down from it, goes up to her and drags it by the side of the road. All these are physical the mental action. This unhappy realization causes him to hesitate. Finally, he thinks deeply and knows that: his love and pity for the fawn cannot save it. Pushing the deer into the river, he marches towards his destination.