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The Path that Leads Nowhere

by Corinne Roosevelt Robinson

There’s a path that leads to Nowhere
In a meadow that I know,
Where an inland island rises
And the stream is still and slow;
There it wanders under willows,
And beneath the silver green
Of the birches’ silent shadows
Where the early Violet’s lean.

Other pathways lead to Somewhere,
But the one I love so well
Has no end and no beginning-
Just the beauty of the dell,
Just the wind flowers and the lilies
Yellow-striped as adder’s tongue,
Seem to satisfy my pathway
As it winds their scents among.

There I go to meet the Springtime,
When the meadow is aglow,
Marigolds amid the marshes,-
And the stream is still and slow,
There I find my fair oasis,
And with care-free feet I tread
For the pathway leads to Nowhere,
And the blue is overhead!

All the ways that lead to Somewhere
Echo with the hurrying feet
Of the Struggling and the Striving,
But the way I find so sweet
Bids me dream and bids me linger,
Joy and Beauty are its goal,-
On the path that leads to Nowhere
I have sometimes found my soul!


Deanna Bates, Women's Workshop Facilitator

Welcome to my new website,
New Pathways for Women.

Whether you’re searching for a new path to somewhere in your life, or choosing to pause and meander down the path to nowhere, I hope you’ll find gentle guidance to help you on your journey here.

Whether your soul calls for active participation in a retreat or attending a workshop with like minded women who are searching for their next path, or you are seeking some personal inspiration and guidance as you tentatively feel your way through the journey of life, I hope you’ll find support and inspiration here.


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