One wants to wander away from the world’s some-wheres..
....................into our own nowhere.”

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

There's a path..




There's a path that leads to Nowhere
In a meadow that I know,
Where an inland island rises
And the stream is still and slow;
There it wanders under willows
And beneath the silver green
Of the birches' silent shadows
Where the early violets lean.

Other pathways lead to Somewhere,
But the one I love so well
Had no end and no beginning --
Just the beauty of the dell,
Just the windflowers and the lilies
Yellow striped as adder's tongue,
Seem to satisfy my pathway
As it winds their sweets among.

There I go to meet the Springtime,
When the meadow is aglow,
Marigolds amid the marshes, --
And the stream is still and slow. --
There I find my fair oasis,
And with care-free feet I tread
For the pathway leads to Nowhere,
And the blue is overhead!

All the ways that lead to Somewhere
Echo with the hurrying feet
Of the Struggling and the Striving,
But the way I find so sweet
Bids me dream and bids me linger,
Joy and Beauty are its goal, --
On the path that leads to Nowhere
I have sometimes found my soul!


By Corinne Roosevelt Robinson
1861-1933
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A Poem found by Mozes in the book that fell on Rattus his head many months ago....travel on dear Nowhere friends...

4 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH THIS IS SPLENDID....SO THAT'S WHAT WAS IN THAT BOOK! This is so lovely dearest, AND THERE HE GOES, lumbering on into the sunset of Nowhere, a place where we all love, but have been so caught up in the whirlwind of life outside of our beloved Nowhere.....Tea and Rattus are done fixing up Wit's End and should be back on the path with our beloved FRIENDS of Nowhere....much love to you old Mozes, Miss M., Bebe, Hazel, Rac, Gretta and all those who have made this a memorable experience!! Nita

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

What a beautiful poem dear Dutchess. Nowhere has given me a warmth in my heart and a place for Bebe to stand with all her dear friends of Nowhere.. Thank you for that my friend.
With great admiration
Penny & Bebe

Christel Hutson said...

Dearest Dutchess, what a wonderful poem, and perfect too! It was truly an inspiring read, and made me miss all the loveliness Nowhere has to offer us all! I think perhaps,...I was reborn in Nowhere. Fairy Blessing sweet lady, Christel

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I just came to see I Mozes would let two rats follow him....we promise to not be annoying! Oh Mozes, LEAD THE WAY OLD MAN!