Walt Whitman - Song of the Open Road...
Song of the open road (final verse)
by Walt Whitman
This is a very long poem, way too long to read at any wedding, but the final verse, or even the last few lines highlighted, could be potent.
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 yourself? will you come travel with me?
Shall we stick by each other as long as we live?
Walt Whitman – Song of the open road. Shall we stick by each other as long as we live?
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