The Way Home

January 4, 2021

‘The Way Home’, watercolour on art board, 5″ x 5″ by Lance Weisser




The Way Home

Many dreams I have dreamed

That are all now gone.

The world mirrored in a dark pool,

How unearthly it shone!

But now I have comfort

From the things that are,

Nor shrink too ashamed from the self

That to self is bare.

More than soft clouds of leaf

I like the stark form

Of the tree standing up without mask

In stillness and storm,

Poverty in the grain,

Warp, gnarl, exposed,

Nothing of nature’s fault or the years’

Slow injury glozed.

From the thing that is

My comfort is come.

Wind washes the plain road:

This is the way home.

Robert Laurence Binyon (1869 – 1943)

Binyon, an English poet, dramatist, and art scholar is most know for his Remembrance Day poem, ‘For The Fallen’, which reads in part:

“They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning

We will remember them.”

12 Responses to “The Way Home”

  1. ….ah, well, so indeed is that red building in my painting merely the dream of a home I might have had. My best to you, Schnark.

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  2. Schnark said

    At the moment nothing is any more than a dream.

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  3. ….so thoughtful of you, Francina. The very same best wishes back. Let’s make 2021 our own.

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  4. Francina said

    Beautiful painting and poem combined, Lance. Best wishes and creativity for 2021.

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  5. ….is that your red-sailed boat, or just a dream of a boat?

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  6. memadtwo said

    Thanks Lance. And you as well.

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  7. Schnark said

    Is that your home we can see, or just a dream of home?

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  8. Goff James said

    Pleasure. Have a wonderful day.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. ….thank you Goff for visiting and commenting–your site has many personal sharings

    Liked by 2 people

  10. ….thank you Kerfe, very much. You and Nina are an inspiration.

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  11. Goff James said

    Beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 2 people

  12. memadtwo said

    This is a beautiful meditation, both words and painting, (k)

    Liked by 3 people

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