Tuesday, October 14, 2014

the way


Friend, I have lost the way
The way leads on.

Is there another way?
The way is one.

I must retrace the track.
It's lost and gone.

Back, I must travel back!
None goes there, none.

Then I'll make here my place,
(The road leads on),

Stand still and set my face,
(The road leaps on),

Stay here, for ever stay.
None stays here, none.

I cannot find the way.
The way leads on.

Oh places I have passed!
That journey's done.

And what will come at last?
The road leads on.

–Edwin Muir
Collected Poems


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