Friday, March 25, 2022

AN OLD PHOTO, PLUS A POEM

 The photo and poem are from an old blog post dating back to a road trip in 2013, out west somewhere.  It is fun for me to look back to see a previous post years ago.  I forget sometimes that I started blogging in April of 2008, starting this 'new' blog officially in 2016.


A Little Further
by
(1882-1966)

The reason I never can quit the road
Is a reason that's plain and clear.
It's because no matter where I may stop
And whether it's far or near

There's a place beyond the place I am
Wherever I may be at,
And then beyond is a place beyond
And the world beyond all that!

And as long as a man has eyes to see
And a brain that wants to know,
I figure there's things he's bound to miss
If he doesn't go on and go;

For there's always a place beyond the place
I happen to hang my hat,
And another place beyond that place
And the world beyond all that.

There's some folks stay in a single spot
Or a town of which they're fond,
And never worry a little bit
At the thought of a place beyond;

But the place beyond the place beyond
Won't never let me rest,
For there's a sort of a kind of urge
That's burning within my breast.

To go and go till the end of life,
And when I've left it flat,
Go on beyond the place beyond;
And the universe after that.



Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!





46 comments:

  1. An interesting poem - but this homebody is happy to have a place to hang her hat.

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  2. I can't help but say "Are we there yet?" from seeing this photo.

    I used to like to travel, but now I'm content to stay close to home..
    still,I find no words to make this a poem.

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    1. I think I may have said that a few times on that journey Anni, lol :) I'm feeling the same lately, but I enjoy the memories I have of traveling.

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  3. Love the photo. Great poem too.

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  4. That's an inspiring poem. Oh, longing to hit the road! Thanks for popping by last night (or very early this morning!)

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    1. Happy you thought so Jeanie :) I am ambivalent about traveling these days. My dear other half, however, is looking forward to our next road trip :) and once he gets that cannon to shoot me out of the house, I daresay I will enjoy it too ;)

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  5. I have trouble with meanings in poems and this one I read it out loud to myself and understood every word of it. I may try that with other poems. I am a homebody, never have cared for travel, but my mother and her sister would have traveled every day of their lives is they could have. which means I understand both the wanderlust and the stay at home parts

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    1. Hello fellow homebody ;) I liked this poem a lot. Yes, I have a foot in both camps that way :)

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  6. This poem is exactly the way I feel and I lived part of my life that way.

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    1. I have enjoyed your stories of when you traveled Red, you should write a book :)

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  7. Fun poem. I do love to go on and on for a road trip!

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    1. That's great Ellen, happy this poem spoke to you :)

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  8. WOW, I LOVE this poem! And it makes me wonder how the two types of people come to be...the travelers and the homebodies. And A photo where the land is so FLAT, yet there are mountains!

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    1. So glad Ginny :) it's a beautiful country, has something for everybody :)

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  9. A beautiful and sentimental poem! I like the photo.

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    1. It was indeed, I always loved those long roads out west :)

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  11. I do like the photograph here and I enjoyed reading the poem.

    Have a great weekend.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Happy you did so Jan :) Thank you, all the best to you and have a great weekend also.

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  12. At my age, short road trips are best. I like my own bed.

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  13. The poem is a good one. It's a strange feeling when you have gone as far as the road takes you, then you come to the sea and you just can't go any further - strange feeling.

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    1. Thank you Margaret, I thought so too. I remember thinking that once when we were on a trip and reached the Pacific Ocean :)

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  14. Great poem. I like moving forward and seeing what is ahead. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you Margaret, thank you and have a great weekend also :)

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    1. Fico feliz que tenha gostado :) Um abraço e continuação de bom fim de semana!

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  16. Great poem to accompany the photograph.

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  17. i started blogging a just a little after you in 2010. this is a great picture and the poem is perfect for it!! enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

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    1. Thank you, I am glad to have met you through blogging Debbie :) We have been posting for a lot of years now haven't we? You enjoy what's left of the weekend, and have a great week :)

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  18. Interesting view, but not mine. :-) I'm one of those, who are happy, to stay in one place.

    🎂🌸🎂🌸🎂

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    1. Good for you :) I loved my travels but am happiest when I am home these days. The road doesn’t have the pull on me it once used to.

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  19. Boy can I relate to this poem, Denise! And a great photo as well.

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    1. Thank you Martha Ellen, I hope you get to traveling again real soon :)

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  20. I like this poem very much; it fits us! Except that when I am in one place I'm not unhappy. But as soon as we hit the road (even for a short trip) I want to go on and see what else there is.

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    1. Thank you Sallie :) once I am on the road I know I enjoy it, it's just getting me out there that's the crux of it all right now. I am very content being ho me right now.

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