Friday, June 15, 2012

The Morning Reading: "Shall we stick by each other as long as we live?"

the end of Walt Whitman's "Song of the Open Road" -

Allons! the road is before us!
It is safe—I have tried it—my own feet have tried it well—be not detain’d!

Let the paper remain on the desk unwritten, and the book on the shelf unopen’d!
Let the tools remain in the workshop! let the money remain unearn’d!
Let the school stand! mind not the cry of the teacher!
Let the preacher preach in his pulpit! let the lawyer plead in the court, and the judge expound the law.

Camerado, I give you my hand!
I give you my love more precious than money,
I give you myself before preaching or law;
Will you give me yourself? will you come travel with me?
Shall we stick by each other as long as we live?



smilingheart said...

we shall!

wonderful, thanks.


Rebel Girl said...

Thanks for reading, dean. I love that word: "camerado" ~~~

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful.
And must be off on the road.

Enjoy and feed your soul,

the other L

Lou said...

Safe journey!

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