A Plain Public (Wiki) Road

English 121
American Literature and Composition
Br. Tom and Sophomores at
Carmel Catholic High School

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Br. Tom is trying something other than teaching English.

He is no longer teaching at his beloved Carmel Catholic High.




I tramp a perpetual journey,
My signs are a rain-proof coat and good shoes and a staff cut from the woods;
No friend of mine takes his ease in my chair,
I have no chair, nor church nor philosophy;
I lead no man to a dinner-table or library or exchange,
But each man and each woman of you I lead upon a knoll,
My left hand hooks you round the waist,
My right hand points to landscapes of continents, and a plain public road.

Not I, not any one else can travel that road for you,
You must travel it for yourself.

(from Walt Whitman , Leaves of Grass , "Song of Myself " 1855)




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They will say that you are on the wrong road, if it is your own.
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Antonio Porchia**

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