Songs for the Open Road: Poems of Travel and Adventure

Songs for the Open Road: Poems of Travel and Adventure

by The American Poetry & Literacy Project (Editor)
Songs for the Open Road: Poems of Travel and Adventure

Songs for the Open Road: Poems of Travel and Adventure

by The American Poetry & Literacy Project (Editor)



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Most of us, at one time or another, have experienced wanderlust. For many, the desire to explore is almost irresistible. Now for devotees of poetry, and for those who long for the open road, this highly affordable collection contains a rich selection of poems about travel and adventure.
You’ll find more than 90 poems by 50 American and British masters (mainly from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries), including Whitman, Byron, Millay, Sandburg, Service, Bliss Carman, Robert Louis Stevenson, John Masefield, Langston Hughes, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Shelley, Tennyson, Yeats, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Claude McKay, Christina Rossetti, and other fellow travelers. Their poems celebrate the real and metaphorical journeys each of us takes in the course of our lives towards love, discovery, loss, leaving the nest, and coming home.
Whatever your mode of transportation, and wherever you are going, take this literary traveling companion with you for hours of reading enjoyment and insight into the road that lies ahead.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486110295
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 02/01/2012
Series: Dover Thrift Editions: Poetry
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 832,026
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

  From Song of the Open Road. Walt Whitman
  There Is No Frigate Like a Book. Emily Dickinson
  "From Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, George Gordon, Lory Byron"
  The Vagabond. Robert Louis Stevenson
  Ithaka. Constantine Cavafy (translated by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard)
  "Song of Songs. (from the Song of Solomon, 2:10-13, King James Bible)"
  what is. E. E. Cummings
  "somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond. E. E. Cummings"
  On First Looking into Chapman's Homer. John Keats
  On Journeys Through the States. Walt Whitman
  Recuerdo. Edna St. Vincent Millay
  A Vagabond Song. Bliss Carman
  From A Rolling Stone. Robert Service
  The Land of Beyond. Robert Service
  On the World. Francis Quarles
  Great things are done when men & mountains meet. William Blake
  Roadways. John Masefield
  Out Where the West Begins. Arthur Chapman
  Highway. Gene Zeiger
  The Sacred. Stephen Dunn
  The Lake Isle of Innisfree. William Butler Yeats
  "I was Born Upon Thy Bank, River. Henry David Thoreau"
  The Road Not Taken. Robert Frost
  Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening. Robert Frost
  Acquainted with the Night. Robert Frost
  When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer. Walt Whitman
  The Negro Speaks of Rivers. Langston Hughes
  The Stolen Child. William Butler Years
  Sonnet - to an American Painter Departing for Europe. Wiliam Cullen Bryant
  Into My Own. Robert Frost
  Escapist - Never. Robert Frost
  To the Not Impossible Him. Edna St. Vincent Millay
  "From Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. George Gordon, Lord Byron"
  Sea-Fever. John Masefield
  Exultation is in the Going. Emily Dickinson
  The Secret of the Sea. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  "Put Off Thy Bark from Shore, Though Near the Night. Frederick Goddard Tuckerman"
  Golden Moonrise. William Stanley Braithwaite
  Exiled. Edna St. Vincent Millay
  A Strip of Blue. Lucy Larcom
  In Cabin'd Ships at Sea. Walt Whitman
  Columbus. Joaquin Miller
  Song. John Davidson
  The Winds of Fate. Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  Seafarer. Archibald MacLeish
  All day I Hear the Noise of Waters. James Joyce
  "The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow"
  From the Shore. Carl Sandburg
  Les Silhouettes (from Impressions). Oscar Wilde
  The Flying Dutchman. Edwin Arlington Robinson
  Ships That Pass in the Night. Paul Laurence Dunbar
  From My Lost Youth. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  Emigravit. Helen Hunt Jackson
  Possibilities. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  Song. Elizabeth Bishop
  Death of an Old Seaman. Langston Hughes
  "Ulysses. Alfred, Lord Tennyson"
  Travel. Edna St. Vincent Millay
  I like to see it lap the Miles. Emily Dickinson
  Riding on a Railroad Train. Ogden Nash
  Taking the Night-Train. John James Piatt
  Night Journey. Theodore Roethke
  Window. Carl Sandburg
  Pennsylvania Station. Langston Hughes
  The Engine. Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  Midnight on the Great Western. Thomas Hardy
  To a Locomotive in Winter. Walt Whitman
  A Dream of Trains. Mark Van Doren
  "High Flight. John Gillespie Magee, Jr. "
  "First Flight. Dorothy Wellesley, Duchess of Wellington"
  To a Waterfowl. William Cullen Bryant
  The Journey is Everything. Helen Bevington
  Sympathy. Paul Laurence Dunbar
  To the Man-of-War Bird. Walt Whitman
  "Get Up, Blues. James A. Emanuel"
  From Little Gidding. T. S. Eliot
  Into My Heart and Air That Kills. A. E. Housman
  Love of Country (from The Lay of the Last Minstrel). Sir Walter Scott
  "Home-Thoughts, from Abroad. Robert Browning"
  The Tropics in New York. Claude McKay
  America for Me. Henry Van Dyke
  The New Colossus. Emma Lazarus
  Home. Anne Brontë
  The Long Voyage. Malcolm Cowley
  "Home, Sweet Home! John Howard Payne"
  Anchored. Paul Laurence Dunbar
  Terminus. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  The Tramps. Robert Service
  Heart o' the North. Robert Service
  Requiem. Robert Louis Stevenson
  Tavern. Edna St. Vincent Millay
  Up-Hill. Christina Rossetti
  The Listeners. Walter de la Mare
  Dream-Land. Edgar Allan Poe
  The Chariot. Emily Dickinson
  Heaven-Haven. Gerard Manley Hopkins
  Dream Land. Christina Rossetti
  Ozymandias. Percy Bysshe Shelley
  "Crossing the Bar. Alfred, Lord Tennyson"
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