Sunday, 20 July 2014

No Frigate like a Book - Joan Lennon

October 8, 1940, after an air raid on London 
(AP photo)

There is no Frigate like a Book

There is no Frigate like a Book
To take us Lands away
Nor any Coursers like a Page
Of prancing Poetry –
This Traverse may the poorest take
Without oppress of Toll –
How frugal is the Chariot
That bears the Human Soul –

(This version of the poem is found on the Poetry Foundation website.)

Joan Lennon's website.
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Sue Purkiss said...

Thank you, Emily and Joan! Ironic, though, because it reminds us that a picture and a few words, if they are the right ones, can say as much as a great many words.

Maureen said...