For Day 14 of BootsnAll’s indie challenge, they ask us to write a poem about travel. I would love to experiment, in an attempt to discover my poetic voice. But now probably isn’t the time, when this blog post is already a day late as it is.
Instead, I thought I would provide an excerpt from “Song of the Open Road,” by Walt Whitman.
On a geeky side note, I partially love this poem because of the excessive use of “Allons!” — which reminds me of the Tenth Doctor, and his partiality for the phrase “Allons-y!”
Doctor Who connection aside, it’s a beautiful poem. For me, this section clearly articulates the desire to keep moving, continually seeing and experiencing the new; despite challenging moments, despite a longing for convenience and comfort.