The Way: Edwin Muir

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Friend, I have lost the way.
The way leads on.
Is there another way?
The way is one.
I must retrace the track.
It’s lost and gone.
Back, I must travel back!
None goes there, none.
Then I’ll make here my place,
(The road leads on),
Stand still and set my face,
(The road leaps on),
Stay here, for ever stay.
None stays here, none.
I cannot find the way.
The way leads on.
Oh places I have passed!
That journey’s done.
And what will come at last?
The road leads on.

 Edwin Muir 1887-1959

The illustration is copyright: Kenneth Dedeu via Shutterstock
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About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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2 Responses to The Way: Edwin Muir

  1. Many times we want to stop, but then life does allow us to stop, we must continue our journey. The road continues. I remember Norman Vincent Peale saying life has challenges, but if you didn’t have them then where would you be? He would rather have the challenges. We grow from our journey and taking that road daily, thank you Laura for a great post.

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