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 yourselp. will you come travel with me? 
Shall we stick by each other as long as we live?—Walt Whitman.

With this I say good bye to a magnificent poem.

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248 Responses to Song of the Open Road

  1. Ando says:

    There’s a squirrel missing.

  2. Hokeysmokes says:

  3. classicalgastoo says:

    Hi everyone! Late meeting, again. How goes it?

  4. snoyoda says:

    Just a drive by stop on the way to bed. In Seattle for prep.work. I am very glad I.stopped to.see Ando and Joe,s post, and the following comments. Love to all. -sno

  5. Ando says:

    Go to bed Beowoof!!!!!!!
    It’s past your bed time!

  6. RF says:

    The Bush-Declines thread is wide-open.

    “hairydodger:
    Obama would only invite Shrub if he knew that Shrub would decline.

    rf dude:
    Oh, that is so schrewed. “

    • Beowoof says:

      Hi RF, the ridiculous, to the paranoid to the perpetually angry, in any combination——that’s one hell of a cocktail.

  7. Hokeysmokes says:

    Speaking of HP, they’ve really uncorked the bigger subject of torture with the new main. I always find this the most difficult thing to address. Not so much the subject, but the proponents of torture.

    • Ando says:

      They make my skin crawl, as well. I talked to a recovering alcoholic about that shit today. I told him: “Dude, carrying that kind of hate around in your heart is going to end up getting you drunk again.”

      He should know better than to bring up politics around me.

    • RF says:

      Ran into hairydodger again on THAT thread:

      “hairydodger:
      After they shot him do you think they said, “Ooooops, he wasn’t armed”?

      rf dude:
      No. More likely they said, ” 6 – you OK? Any of that get on you?”

      This guy is fun!

  8. This is cute- I’m prejudiced, as a cat lover… but pretty cute!

  9. Ando says:

    You should see this bouncerdave2011 gonk that’s on there now.

  10. Beowoof says:

    Goodnight, I was kind of tired and fading away anyhow—–Love you guys

  11. RF says:

    Somebody just posted a new drink recipe on the OBL Unarmed thread:

    ” Two shots of Jack Daniels (American) and a splash of water.”

    Cold, but sickly humorous.

  12. Thread death again? Anybody still here?

  13. jackhole says:

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ALLONS, NEW PAGE!!!!!!!!!!!

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