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Poetry Friday: The House and the Road by Josephine Preston Peabody

May 8th, 2015 (06:00 am)
sleepy

Current Mood: sleepy
Current Song: Aflame by Jessica Rotter

The little Road says, Go,
The little House says, Stay:
And O, it's bonny here at home,
But I must go away.

The little Road, like me,
Would seek and turn and know;
And forth I must, to learn the things
The little Road would show!

And go I must, my dears,
And journey while I may,
Though heart be sore for the little House
That had no word but Stay.

Maybe, no other way
Your child could ever know
Why a little House would have you stay,
When a little Road says, Go.

- The House and the Road by Josephine Preston Peabody

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Posted by: Michelle@Today'sLittleDitty (mdhbarnes)
Posted at: May 8th, 2015 03:00 pm (UTC)

This poem is new to me, though it seems like it shouldn't be. It's simple and lovely, and has that "I'm a classic" vibe. Thank you for sharing today. Happy Poetry Friday!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 8th, 2015 03:01 pm (UTC)

Happy Friday! This piece tugs at me in a lot of ways.

Posted by: Mary Lee Hahn (Mary Lee Hahn)
Posted at: May 10th, 2015 01:11 pm (UTC)

The possibility-seed of a second career "go" was just thrown into the soil of our imaginations. The STAY of house and things-we-know-well has started to be replaced by a strong GO! Thanks for a poem that matches my life!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 10th, 2015 02:39 pm (UTC)

You are welcome! Best of luck! :)

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