Loo views

Loo views

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Song of the open road

It is my last week at work at long last. My worries are starting to shrink and my excitement is growing. I found a poem years ago by Walt Whitman which put into words my desire for freedom and self responsibility. Here is an extract, where it says road, read canal...

"Afoot and light hearted I take to the open road.
Healthy, free, the world before me,
The long brown path before me, leading wherever I choose.
Henceforth I ask not good fortune, I myself am good fortune.
Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more,
Need nothing, strong and content, I travel the open road.
From this hour Freedom!
From this hour I ordain myself loos'd of limits and imaginary lines."