Where does the vagabond spend his night?

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A vagabond is a word for a person who wanders from place to place, one who does not have a home in the typical sense. In the first stanza of the poem, the vagabond who narrates the text states that he "Bed[s] in the bush with stars to see." He...

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A vagabond is a word for a person who wanders from place to place, one who does not have a home in the typical sense. In the first stanza of the poem, the vagabond who narrates the text states that he "Bed[s] in the bush with stars to see." He does not have a brick-and-mortar residence, so to speak, as this vagabond prefers to sleep out in nature, with only the stars and heaven above him. He does not want a roof to keep him dry or walls to keep him warm; he asks only for the "face of earth around" him and the road at his feet. So, he sleeps outside, probably moving from location to location with some frequency, because this is what he prefers to do.

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