Afoot and light-hearted
I take to the open road;
Healthy and free,
the world before me,
The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose.
Henceforth I ask not good fortune, I myself am good fortune;
Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing,
Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulous criticisms,
Strong and content I travel the open road.
All seems beautiful to me.
I can repeat over to men and women:
You have done such good to me I would do the same to you.
I will recruit for myself and you as I go.
I will scatter myself among men and women as I go,
I will toss a new gladness and roughness among them.
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