Hey there folks.
We’re now on to Day 12 of NanoPoblano and for the next found poem that I have written in my quest to write all found poems this month, I have found a treasured guest to duet with, since he wrote among other classics “Treasure Island”.
Tonight, I have had the pleasure of using Robert Louis Stevenson’s poem “Consolation” as my muse and you can find the link to the lyrics at Poetry Foundation, should you also fancy reading some of his other poems there too.
I have also included the lyrics below to help give your mouse clicking finger a little rest as well 🙂
“Consolation” by Robert Louis Stevenson
Though he, that ever kind and true,
Kept stoutly step by step with you,
Your whole long, gusty lifetime through,
Be gone a while before,
Be now a moment gone before,
Yet, doubt not, soon the seasons shall restore
Your friend to you.
He has but turned the corner — still
He pushes on with right good will,
Through mire and marsh, by heugh and hill,
That self-same arduous way —
That self-same upland, hopeful way,
That you and he through many a doubtful day
He is not dead, this friend — not dead,
But in the path we mortals tread
Got some few, trifling steps ahead
And nearer to the end;
So that you too, once past the bend,
Shall meet again, as face to face, this friend
You fancy dead.
Push gaily on, strong heart! The while
You travel forward mile by mile,
He loiters with a backward smile
Till you can overtake,
And strains his eyes to search his wake,
Or whistling, as he sees you through the brake,
Waits on a stile.
And now here is my found poem, inspired by the wonderful words of Mr Stevenson, hope you all enjoy it 🙂
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“The Path We Tread Ahead” by David Ellis
Ever kind and true
Your whole lifetime through
Be a friend with good will
By that same hopeful way
You attempted still
The path we tread ahead
To the end – push on, strong!
Travel forward with a smile
To wake whistling, sees you through
Still want more? Then check out other Day 12 posts from fellow NanoPoblano participants below!