Bambuddhism in Nepal
Saturday, November 7, 2009
THE SONG OF THE TRAVELLER'S JOY
THE SONG OF THE TRAVELLER'S JOY FAIRY
Traveller, traveller, tramping by
To the seaport town where the big ships lie,
See, I have built a shady bower
To shelter you from the sun or shower.
Rest for a bit, then on, my boy!
Luck go with you, and Traveller's Joy!
Traveller, traveller, tramping home
From foreign places beyond the foam,
See, I have hung out a white festoon
To greet the lad with the dusty shoon.
Somewhere a lass looks out for a boy:
Luck be with you, and Traveller's Joy!
(Traveller's joy is Wild Clematis; and when the flowers are over,
it becomes a mass of silky fluff, and then we call it Old-Man's-Beard
Keith D. Leslie
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