Monday, May 21, 2007

The Barking Crab

Be not discouraged, keep on, there are divine things, well envelop'd,
I swear to you there are divine things more beautiful than words can tell.

Allons! we must not stop here!
However sweet these laid-up stores however convenient this dwelling, we cannot remain here;

However shelter'd this port, and however calm these waters, we must not anchor here;

However welcome the hospitality that surrounds us, we are permitted to receive it but a little while.

-Walt Whitman
Song of the Open Road