The Unforgettable Journey 🚙 - Oshi Singh


Image courtesy https://blog.klm.com/, used by Oshi Singh for representation only. 

This poem is an inspiration from the poem, ' When I Set Out For Lyonnesse' by Thomas Hardy. There are two interpretations of his poem.

First, he was out to a new land for his work, and over there, he met a girl and fell in love. Later they got married, and then he wrote this poem as he believed his marriage changed him for the better. Although the second interpretation is that when he went to the new land, which he refers to as Lyonnesse, he went through a drastic spiritual change, and after he came back, everyone could see he returned a better man. So his poem was about his journey from ignorance to enlightenment. 

This poem that I have written captures the emotions felt by Thomas Hardy throughout his journey to the far-off land of Lyonesse. It captures how he was unsure before setting out on his journey and how he changed for the better. 


When I set out to Lyonnesse, 

A hundred miles away. 

I had doubt in my mind,

But I knew it was high time. 


So I set out to Lyonnesse, 

A hundred miles away. 

Little did I know, 

The miracle of life would drive me away. 


When I came back from Lyonnesse, 

A hundred miles away. 

I had magic in my eyes, a glow on my face, 

Which, unlike time, shall never fade away. 


When I set out to Lyonnesse, 

A hundred miles away. 

Little did I know, 

The miracle of life would drive me away. 


Now I return a better man, 

And no one shall take it away from me. 

When I set out to Lyonnesse, 

A hundred miles away. 

Oshi Singh
 VIII D
Gyanshree School 

Reference: https://blog.klm.com/klm-podcast-the-journey/ 

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