I read the second half of the poem in part 46 very briefly, because the poem is dedicated to the memory of John Lennon, who died a month earlier. The reference to Lennon’s and my trip to Iceland is a bit ironic since I had already been there with my friend Sheilagh for about two years. But, even ironic, a brief reference to our trip in Iceland was not only interesting but also thought provoking.
How do you think of traveling with a friend? If you know them well enough, how do you think they would view your expectation? Is it something you can walk away from or have to endure, like I have for many years in my travels? Or maybe the only way you can put “travel” and “friendship” in the same sentence is to write about your trip. This poem is about the way travel affects one’s memory of “traveling.” It shows how traveling influences one’s expectations and thoughts about what should be included in future trips.
The images of travel in part 46 of song of myself.
How did the poem’s images of travel in part 46 of song of myself contribute to the poem’s theme? Modern travel experiences are often set in a global context. The poem deals with travel, as it is a world that was still new and vivid during the early 1900s. US President Thomas Edison often wrote to his friends about the difficulties he was having on trips across the United States. One image that often appears when traveling to another country, is an image of an airliner passing over you.
Travel brings about enlightenment. Traveling as a form of meditation, as an escape from our rigid world, and as a means of crossing borders and cultures. Travel is meant to be an adventure, not just between countries but between cultures. The travel words in the poem are: aeroplane, plane, plane ride and airplane ride. What is the purpose of these words? The person who meets an airplane has flight ahead of him or her. How does this relate to the plane being engaged in flying an airplane? This goes beyond the flight itself – it’s more that the plane travels above ground by using its wings. This might mean using the plane then “flying” at altitudes up to twenty-five thousand feet in three or four days.
Travel with yourself can be a scary experience, but what you need to avoid is regret and feeling guilty that you’re not doing things better. Travel with yourself can be a scary experience, but what you need to avoid is regret and feeling guilty that you’re not doing things better. The second half of part 46 of my song describes the bravery it took me to stay in the room with my husband while he was sleeping because I felt physically ill during the flight. This led to me understanding that its okay to be uncomfortable or even terrified in the car when traveling on a ride-through journey. So don’t fear traveling in fear of falling asleep or not remembering to breathe, because those are the two things that make each trip different from others.
The idea behind this poem is to help readers understand the theme of dreams. The person dreams about traveling outside the country. His dreams could be about struggling against some difficult trials, or he might be dreaming about overcoming those challenges. We use images from the published poems in order to highlight these themes in song and poetry each time we tell a story about this person’s journey.
Do travelers in the poem feel like a different person? This poem is about a traveler who takes his inner journey and reflects on his behavior. He could be contemplating a life of peace, but that isn’t really what’s going on. He’s simply taking a trip on an airplane, thinking about his friends, the people he met on the way…and the things he learned during his flight.
In the introduction to “song of myself” I was inspired by a photograph that was included in the newspaper. The image showed a woman standing in front of a small airplane. The caption read, “You realize when you get there, you’re probably not going to be on the plane.” This prompted me to create this poem and one line at a time I used the phrase “before you go” to connect the poetry with what is being expressed.
These are great shots of me and my friends visiting New York City. The original poem, which was written by me, is in part 46 of the “song of myself” series and is about a traveler that travels the world on an ATV. I love this poem because it helps to describe what travel through the country looks like after a trip and it’s also about the beauty of different cultures and countries.