Songs Of Deliverance
I—The Song Of Youth
This is the song of youth,
This is the cause of myself;
I knew my father well and he was a fool,
Therefore will I have my own foot in the path before I take a step;
I will go only into new lands,
And I will walk on no plank-walks.
The horses of my family are wind-broken,
And the dogs are old,
And the guns rusty;
I will make me a new bow from an ash-tree,
And cut up the homestead into arrows.
Behold how people stand around!
(There are always crowds of people standing around,
Whose legs have no knees)—
While the ...