Songs for the Open Road: Poems of Travel and Adventure

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Dover Publications, Dec 23, 1998 - Poetry - 80 pages
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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.

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User Review  - borhap - LibraryThing

I love the "old-fashioned" poetry, like Longfellow, Byron, Poe even, but modern poetry isn't for me. Besides, a well-chosen collection Read full review

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This book can be compared to the bible of poetry and should be read by anyone who enjoys diving into the depths of poetry. Read full review

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