Here you will find the Poem Brook Farm of poet Louise Imogen Guiney
Down the long road, bent and brown, Youth, that dearly loves a vision, Ventures to the gate Elysian, As a pilgrim from the town. Coming not so late, so far, Rocks and birches! for your story; Not to prate on vanished glory Where of old was quenched a star; Where of old, in lapse of toil, Time but mocked a prayer pathetic; Where the flower of good prophetic Starved in our New England soil. Ah! to Youth with radiant eyes, For whom grief is not, nor daunting, Lost glad voices still are chanting `Neath those unremaining skies, Still the dreams of fellowship Beat their wings of aspiration; And a smile of soft elation Trembles from its haughty lip If another dare deride Hopes heroic snapped and parted, Disillusion so high-hearted All success is mean beside.