13. Quietly, I Go My Way

Quietly, I Go My Way
Quietly, I Go My Way

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The setting here is Drake’s Bay. Some of the prints in this edition were hand colored. The title comes from a poem by Max Ehrmann. A total of thirty-nine out of fifty were printed in addition to several artist’s proofs.

Quietly I Go My Way

All round is haste, confusion, noise.

For power and wealth men stretch the day

From dawn till dusk. But quietly

I go my way.

For glitter, show, to taunt the crowd,

Desire-tossed in wild dismay,

Men sell their souls. But quietly

I go my way.

The green of all the fields is mine,

The stars, the night, the wind at play.

Apeaceful heart, while quietly

I go my way.

Max Ehrmann


Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 Pages 11 - 20

2 Comments to 13. Quietly, I Go My Way

  1. I like your words. very simple and powerful at the same time.

  2. Aicha ID on November 12th, 2019
  3. Hanging on our dining room wall, after purchasing #30/50 at an art gallery in Mendocino, CA, years ago. Brings back fond memories of many coastal beach walks … with our dogs in tow also.

  4. George F on December 20th, 2022

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