A Little Something for the Weekend

The Open Road
Walt Whitman
Afoot and light-hearted, I take to the open road,
Healthy, free, the world before me
The long brown path before me, leading where I choose
Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune
Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing,
Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulouse criticisms
Strong and content, I travel the open road.


  1. Don't you just love Walt - something about his writing just touches my soul.

  2. moggie ~ oh yeah.

  3. Despite my disdain for many American writers, Walt Whitman ALWAYS has a few lines for every ONE of life's situations...and in this case (as in so many others) very apposite they seem too...

    Thanks for posting...I simply MUST do some more reading/rereading of his stuff...

  4. cogidubnus ~ coming back to writing has meant starting from the begining: writing exercises, reading lots and looking for inspiration. Walt just did it for me with that poem.

  5. Anonymous12:30 pm

    That's a geat poem...


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