Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | August 13, 2008

POEM OF THE DAY: A Mile with Me

by Henry Van Dyke (1852 – 1933).

 

A Mile with Me

 

O who will walk a mile with me                                     

 Along life’s merry way?

A comrade blithe and full of glee,

Who dares to laugh out loud and free,

And let his frolic fancy play,                                                       5

Like a happy child, through the flowers gay

That fill the field and fringe the way

 Where he walks a mile with me.

 

And who will walk a mile with me

 Along life’s weary way?                                                            10

A friend whose heart has eyes to see

The stars shine out o’er the darkening lea,

And the quiet rest at the end o’ the day,—

A friend who knows, and dares to say,

The brave, sweet words that cheer the way                       15

 Where he walks a mile with me.

 

With such a comrade, such a friend,

I fain would walk till journeys end,

Through summer sunshine, winter rain,

And then?—Farewell, we shall meet again!                        20

 

Notes:

http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/authors/v#a362

http://www.poemhunter.com/henry-van-dyke/biography/

 

 


Responses

  1. Lovely – a good poem, a good mile —

    thanks

    Barbara


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