Saturday, October 1, 2011
365 Project - Day 274 - "The Road"
October 01, 2011 - "The Road"
Part 1 of "Poem of the Road" by Walt Whitman
A FOOT and light-hearted I take to the open
Healthy, free, the world before me!
The long brown path before me, leading wherever
Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I am good-
Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more,
Strong and content, I travel the open road.
The earth—that is sufficient,
I do not want the constellations any nearer,
I know they are very well where they are,
I know they suffice for those who belong to them.
Still here I carry my old delicious burdens,
I carry them, men and women—I carry them
with me wherever I go,
I swear it is impossible for me to get rid of them,
I am filled with them, and I will fill them in
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