Corinne Roosevelt Robinson

The Path That Leads To Nowhere - Poem by Corinne Roosevelt Robinson

There's a path that leads to Nowhere
   In a meadow that I know,
Where an inland island rises
   And the stream is still and slow;
There it wanders under willows
   And beneath the silver green
Of the birches' silent shadows
   Where the early violets lean.

Other pathways lead to Somewhere,
   But the one I love so well
Had no end and no beginning --
   Just the beauty of the dell,
Just the windflowers and the lilies
   Yellow striped as adder's tongue,
Seem to satisfy my pathway
   As it winds their sweets among.

There I go to meet the Springtime,
   When the meadow is aglow,
Marigolds amid the marshes, --
   And the stream is still and slow. --
There I find my fair oasis,
   And with care-free feet I tread
For the pathway leads to Nowhere,
   And the blue is overhead!

All the ways that lead to Somewhere
   Echo with the hurrying feet
Of the Struggling and the Striving,
   But the way I find so sweet
Bids me dream and bids me linger,
   Joy and Beauty are its goal, --
On the path that leads to Nowhere
   I have sometimes found my soul!

Comments about The Path That Leads To Nowhere by Corinne Roosevelt Robinson

  • (5/7/2009 7:57:00 PM)

    it reminds me of home, beautiful. (Report) Reply

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  • (1/28/2007 4:45:00 PM)

    hey my name is corinne too. i luv the poem lol! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 4, 2003

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