Charles Baudelaire coined the term “flâneur” to indicate a person who strolls around a city with no particular destination in mind, observing, ingesting all that is happening around them. Henry David Thoreau walked extensively taking note of trees, insects, flowers, the natural life of his countryside. Both writers weaved their observations into their poems and other writing. We’ll take our cue from them and go on a walk ’round the block, down the lane, and begin our own original compositions. Rain or shine.