Once More—The Road (Charles Ashleigh)

“Once More—The Road”

Lyrics: Charles Ashleigh.
Tune: Unknown.


The printed page
Whispers vainly
In my memory….
The locomotive howls!

Limping philosophies
Murmur weakly
And then are silenced
By the laughter of wanderers.

The sadness of creeds
Dies
Under tramps’ ribaldry.

And my road-thirst,
Avid and aching,
Conquers the muttering
Of puling scholarship.

Let my heart blossom in journeying;
And my maw be well stuffed
With delectable incident!


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