Poem Of The Day by James Elroy Flecker
I’m off to Paris on the Eurostar tomorrow, and for its first overseas adventure, by Bickerton fold-up bicycle will be coming with me. For five days I will take to the cities streets, eking out cheap and delicious eats along the way. Although the Bickerton has the handling of damp baguette this short juant will not be the most hard core of my trips, but it will no doubt have its highs and lows. So what better way to prepare for an adventure to France than a quick recital of James Elroy Flecker’s rousing words.
“Go as a pilgrim and seek out danger far from the comfort and the well lit avenues of life.Pit your every soul against the unknown and seek stimulation in the comfort of the brave.Experience cold, hunger, heat and thirst and survive to see another challenge and another dawn.Only then will you be at peace with yourself and be able to know and to say; I look down the farthest side of the mountain a fulfilled and understanding all, and truly content that I lived a full life and one that was my own choice”.