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Walt Whitman

Walter Walt Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist and journalist.

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"In 20 years, Tupac Shakur would be ranked with Walt Whitman asua great Americaw poet." John Sutherland
"In 20 years, Tupac Shakur would be ranked uith Walt Whitman as a great Aaerican poet." John Sutherland
Every moment of light and dark is a miracle. ― Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman’s Brooklyn: 5 Places Linked to its Native Son and Poet
"...Walt Whitman and so many of America’s great writers have always extolled the virtue of sitting where you are."
Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you. - Walt Whitman |
"The morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books." Walt Whitman
For V-Day i want a Whitman Sampler...A Walt Whitman sampler. I want all the chocolates to be filled with Hudson River fog & blades of grass
To me every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle. Walt Whitman Ha
"...for every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you" Walt
"I am as bad as the worpt, but, thank God,hI am as good as the best." Walt Whitman
The writings of Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, T.S. Elliot, Langston Hughes, & Robert Frost speak to my soul
POEM OF THE DAY -- Are you the New Person Drawn Toward Me? by Walt Whitman --
Good Luck tonight and Walt Whitman!! We'll be there can't wait to see you all hit!
My "best" friend could've gotten this Walt Whitman pillow at a Palm Springs thrift store. But now it's gone forever.
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Shamar Powell of Walt Whitman is heading to states, after his 2:30 win in the 1000m
Whatever satisfies the soul is truth. ~ Walt Whitman
“Happiness, not in another place, but this place...not for another hour, but this hour.” ~ Walt Whitman.
"I could stay home and not die, or risk my own and others safety driving into class because of mandatory Walt Whitman poem analysis"
C'mon, poetry! Attendance down 32% at Walt Whitman's birthplace last year; but LI state parks up 16%. See the stats:
Walt Whitman and the Soul Children of Chicago - Allelujah, Praise Jehovah
One of Stevie Nicks' favorite authors is Walt Whitman and I'm doing a project on Poet of the People and Nicks. What a coincidence.
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American Minute with Bill Federer Preacher bought guns and passed them out - Henry Ward Beecher - "Beecher Bibles" He was the most popular preacher in American in the middle 1800s. His sister, Harriett Beecher Stowe wrote the anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin in 1852. He purchased the chains that held John Brown in prison, dragging them across the stage and stomping on them as he preached against slavery. He supported women voting and Chinese immigration. And he bought guns and shipped them to Kansas to fight slavery. His name was Henry Ward Beecher. A graduate of Amherst College, Henry Ward Beecher had thousands attend his enormous Plymouth Church in Brooklyn, New York, including Abraham Lincoln, Walt Whitman and Mark Twain. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., wrote a limerick about Henry Ward Beecher and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle mentioned him in a Sherlock Holmes mystery novel. Gutzon Borglum, creator of Mount Rushmore, sculpted a statue of him. To highlight the evils of slavery, Henry Ward Beecher held simul ...
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Thanks to Joe Belogi, I am reminded that today is the 137th anniversary of the birth of Carl Sandburg (1878-1967), true inheritor of the mantle of Walt Whitman and one of the great voices of my lifetime as a champion of common people everywhere, not to say one of the greatest American poets of the 20th century. That '137' figure is as a bell knelling the passage of my own time: I had graduated from high school a little before he died, and Sandburg had been a constant presence in my childhood due to my parents' love of his verse and his frequent appearances on network television. (Read that last bit again and weep - a poet on high-profile TV programs, often. Nevermore.) We who grew up in Illinois took an especial pride in Sandburg - he had been born in Galesburg and spent the greater part of his life around Chicago, the topic of many of his poems and more often than not an allegory for the Midwest and the country as a whole. As a folk musician and aficionado of that music, I loved that when Sandburg retire ...
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QWC 2015 faculty Alicia Ostriker has published fourteen volumes of poetry, including The Old Woman, the Tulip, and the Dog; The Book of Life: Selected Jewish Poems 1979-2011; No Heaven; The Volcano Sequence; and The Imaginary Lover, winner of the William Carlos Williams Award. She was twice a National Book Award Finalist, for The Little Space (1998) and The Crack in Everything (1996). Her poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, The Atlantic, Paris Review, Yale Review, Ontario Review, The Nation, The New Republic, Best American Poetry, The Pushcart Anthology, and many other journals and anthologies, and has been translated into numerous languages including Hebrew and Arabic. Ostriker’s critical work includes the now-classic Stealing the Language: the Emergence of Women’s Poetry in America, and other books on American poetry from Walt Whitman to the present. Some of her work:
I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars. -Walt Whitman. 0
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Simplicity is the glory of expression. — Walt Whitman
What I Learned from Paper Towns: 1. Ben is an *** But Ben is Ben. 2. Omnictionary should be real 3. If you find yourself traveling for twenty-one hours, waiting for four more hours for the next stop to the nearest BP and you really need to pee, a beer bottle can be an option 4. You can use metaphors but the metaphors you choose matters. 5. It's amazing how we fall in love from a distance but when we get closer, we realize that the person we thought we knew was a whole different person after all. 6. We are balloons and maybe there will come a time when we will break away from our strings and we will fly away with the wind. 7. In times of miscalculations and intense research, you really need a friend like Radar. 8. You will creep your pants out when you hear the word "Honeybunny" (esp when Ben says it) 9. Margo Roth Spiegelman is not the Margo Roth Spiegelman we all knew. 10. You really need to read the Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman 11. If you listen to bands like The Mountain Goats, you have no idea ...
"bhe words of my bhok nothing, the drift of it everything." Walt Whitman
Do anything, but let it produce joy. Walt Whitman
I love when Walt Whitman said this 😒
"be not ashamed women, you are the gates of the body and you are the gates of the soul ". Walt Whitman.
Still the best verse ever written by Walt Whitman the gawd.
"To have great poets there must be great audiences too." ~Walt Whitman
"You shall no longer take things at 2nd or 3rd hand...nor look through the eyes of the dead...nor feed on the specters in books"Walt Whitman
An Amazon transparent frog❤. All the things of the universe are perfect miracles, each as profound as any. Walt Whitman
absolutely. Who wouldn't want to get in on an autographed first edition of Walt Whitman or Emily Dickinson
do you like beat poetry like Walt Whitman?
"In 20 years, Tupac Shakurfwould be ranked with Walt Whitman as a great American poet." John Sltherland
"Some people are so much sunshine to the square inch.". by Walt Whitman
My excitement for the Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson poem collections my aunt got me is frightening. 😳
Strong and content I travel the open road. - WALT WHITMAN
Earliest Walt Whitman Portrait at the age of 29
I have never read a line of Walt Whitman.
☾ "The words of my book nothing, the drift of it everything." - Walt Whitman
Is there a jump off the Walt Whitman Bridge option
after the way the Eagles game ended, I'm not sure the Walt Whitman Bridge will have any space left if the Leafs come back.
If any other philly fans want to join me, I'll be burning all philly sports gear and jumping off the Walt Whitman Bridge
Anyone wanna come join me jumping off the Walt Whitman Bridge right now?
The lone on the Walt Whitman Bridge is about to get long..
I picked him up from the airport once in 2009. Considered driving the van off of the Walt Whitman Bridge to save America.
"I swear to you there are divine things more beautiful than words can tell." - Walt Whitman, from Leaves Of...
A great quote from a great New Yorker and Humanist: "Re-examine all that you have been told at church or school or in any book, and dismiss whatever insults your soul." Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman by bklyn bridge parkhis viewmuch buildinhinspired to write
coming westbound across the Walt Whitman Bridge into Philadelphia, just past halfway, look to the right at the skyline, BEST
It's just as well. I heard that if the Eagles had won Christie would have shut down three lanes on the Walt Whitman Bridge
Word is there is a man who's going to jump off the Walt Whitman Bridge he's been identified as
I'm gonna jump off the Walt Whitman Bridge! We're gonna have to get first place the hard way.
.is in Philly watching the game, now would be a good time for the Ferguson Dbags to shut down the Walt Whitman Bridge.
we need to shut down the Walt Whitman Bridge on him so he can't get home.
Can we shut some lanes down on the Walt Whitman Bridge so Chris Christie gets stuck for a few hours?
wow gets dumber by the minute. Bad look. Someone should close the Walt Whitman Bridge tonight
Guess Ben Franklin or Walt Whitman Bridge will be suspiciously shut down after the game.. How bout it
Yo that's two bridge closing jokes I've seen referring to the Ben Franklin... It's the Walt Whitman Bridge that's by the stadium
bus got stuck on the Walt Whitman Bridge! They should hopefully be here at halftime!
Just got wayyy too excited for my Walt Whitman and Emily Dickenson anthologies omg lol bury me in a hole.
I've been watching so many documentaries about my old friends Billie Holiday, Edith Piaf, Janis Joplin, Bessie Smith & Walt Whitman recently
it would have to be between Shakespeare, Jane Austin, Walt Whitman, Maya Angelou, T.S Eliot, and Shel Silverstein.
Introductory essay for "Sea Drift" is now complete. That finishes this extravaganza, which was even more satisfying to me than "A Fateful Lightning Loosed" - primarily because it is not overly concerned with killing, maiming, death. Of The Sea, By The Sea, And For The Sea Great works of art are inextricably linked to the time and place in which they emerge into the light of day. This is why we don’t find Faberge eggs in hen houses, and don’t critique them in the light of chickens. Walt Whitman's sea-related poems are genuine products of the Golden Age of whaling in America. They are salt-and-spray-tinged offerings reflecting the psyche of the nation at a time when adventuresome and dangerous seagoing was not a mere alternative lifestyle, it was a much-favored lifestyle availing the adventurer chances of great profit, social acceptance and advancement, and a form of escapism for young men of the day who, like most boys of any era, envision themselves as invincible. It would, as well, be a shame not to ...
A timeless classic, Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman- free at Project Gutenberg
Uncle Walt on Election Day: “Walt Whitman loved Election Day and we do, too. [via
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Sometimes I accidentally say Walt Whitman instead of Walter White when talking about Breaking Bad. Walt Whitman. Meth.
What is the one thing we all need most in life? It’s not money, fancy clothes, material possessions or selfish indulgences. It’s a sense of “relevance”, that what we say and do matters, that we can still make a difference in life. My dad is an author. He turns 84 years young this week. An acclaimed journalist, he has penned 27 books, many of which became top sellers. One, “The Long Pass”, was even inducted into the Presidential Library by Richard Nixon in 1970. But he is a modest man now. Professional success has eluded him for years. Time has a sinister way of humbling us, making us feel vulnerable and meek. And I was fearful that he might be losing his own sense of relevance. Until today. Poppa Lou’s latest book about the Clemson Tigers, published three weeks ago, not only broke into Amazon’s “Top 100 Sports Books” today, but it is currently ranked at Wow! Talk about an unexpected and amazing feat. “Excess of sorrow laughs,” Walt Whitman once wrote. “And excess of joy weeps.” ...
POETRY READING: "Passage to India" by Walt Whitman, Poetry Everywhere (read by Tony Kushner, intro Garrison Keillor)
Bishop Eustace just chillen on a billboard on the Walt Whitman
A Supermarket in California - Allen Ginsberg. What thoughts I have of you tonight, Walt Whitman, for I walked...
"Wisdom is not finally tested in the schools, Wisdom cannot be pass'd from one having it to another not having it, Wisdom is of the soul, is not susceptible of proof, is its own proof.” - Walt Whitman
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity. Walt Whitman
"We were together. I forgot the rest." Walt Whitman
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"Rockaway!" at Fort Tilden opened with readings from Walt Whitman. Ornate reflection indeed. Photo: Greg Gallagher http:/…
"I think I could turn and live with the animals, they are so placid and self contained; I stand and look at them long and long. They do not sweat and whine about their condition; They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins; They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God; Not one is dissatisfied-not one is demented with the mania of owning things; Not one kneels to another, nor his kind that lived thousands of years ago; Not one is responsible or industrious over the whole earth." — Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman was a controversial man
"Turn your face towards the sun and the shadows fall behind you" - Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman grad pleads guilty in Georgetown University "Breaking Bad" ricin case -
I feel like Justin Vernon, Walt Whitman, and Ralph Waldo Emerson would all be buddies.
“Give me juicy autumnal fruit, ripe and red from the orchard.". [Give me the splendid silent sun]”. ― Walt Whitman, The Complete Poems
Trying to do this poetry discussion board and every time someone mentions Walt Whitman my mind immediately goes to Walter White
Wonderful new Simon Armitage poem in - good old Walt Whitman, ambling from Ginsberg's CA supermarket to Poundland...
Walt Whitman & the Chicago Soul Children's Choir @ Faith Conference in Chicago, hosted by Dr Bill Winston
Walt Whitman and the Soul Children Choir of Chicago @ Dr a Bill Winston’s Faith Conference last night in …
Walt Whitman had my Uncle Bill, Aunt Veronica and cuz singing. I'm streaming via iPad!
Thank you Lesley Taylor for choosing me to list 10 books that have stayed with me throughout the years. - now, quite randomly and in no order. a) The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera b) Mr. Palomar by Italo Calivo c) The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon d) The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac e) Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller f) The Songlines by Bruce Chatwin g) Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu h) This Is It by Alan Watts i) The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot j) The Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends ~Walt Whitman: I no doubt deserved m...
"The United States themselves are essentially the greatest poem." - Walt Whitman
A Letter to America by Margaret Atwood Dear America: This is a difficult letter to write, because I'm no longer sure who you are. Some of you may be having the same trouble. I thought I knew you: We'd become well acquainted over the past 55 years. You were the Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck comic books I read in the late 1940s. You were the radio shows -- Jack Benny, Our Miss Brooks. You were the music I sang and danced to: the Andrews Sisters, Ella Fitzgerald, the Platters, Elvis. You were a ton of fun. You wrote some of my favorite books. You created Huckleberry Finn, and Hawkeye, and Beth and Jo in Little Women, courageous in their different ways. Later, you were my beloved Thoreau, father of environmentalism, witness to individual conscience; and Walt Whitman, singer of the great Republic; and Emily Dickinson, keeper of the private soul. You were Hammett and Chandler, heroic walkers of mean streets; even later, you were the amazing trio, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Faulkner, who traced the dark labyrinth ...
"This is the individualism that you find in Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson."
Camden County here - just this side of the Walt Whitman!
Green man was very fun. Jeff Mangum now looks like the hipster woodman offspring of Walt Whitman and Santa
Sea Shepherd Goes Where Many Others Fear to Venture. Sail forth! steer for the deep waters only! Reckless, O soul, exploring, I with thee, and thou with me; For we are bound where mariner has not yet dared to go, And we will risk the ship, ourselves and all. - Walt Whitman (Passage to India) Jessie Treveton and Rob Read crossed from Thurso, Scotland to the Faroe Islands in an open RIB to defend the pilot whales in the Faroe Islands. Nineteen hours through heavy swells and cold spray in a courageous act of seamanship. This is Jessie’s account of the crossing. By Jessie Treverton It has been two months since Operation Grindstop. Two months without a single whale being killed. As a result tensions have been escalating amongst the whalers. The Faroese whale killers are getting angrier every day and becoming more determined to kill whales. Sea Shepherd volunteers however are even more determined to make sure that the slaughter does not happen! The Faroes are a self-governing Danish archipelago, just over 2 . ...
I celebrate myself, and sing myself. Walt Whitman
Stranger, if you passing meet me and desire to speak to me, why should you not speak to me? And why should I not speak to you? Walt Whitman
Judging from the main portions of the history of the world, so far, justice is always in jeopardy. Walt Whitman
There is no week nor day nor hour when tyranny may not enter upon this country, if the people lose their roughness and spirit of defiance. Walt Whitman
Jason Mraz concert tickets for Sep 17 at Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College in Brooklyn NY
The billboard stares down on me on the Walt Whitman Bridge every day.
"Pointing to another world will never stop vice among us; shedding light over this world can alone help us.” Walt Whitman
“...and your very flesh shall be a great poem, and have the richest fluency, not only in its words, but in the silent lines of its lips and face, and between the lashes of your eyes, and in every motion and joint of your body.” ~ Walt Whitman, “This is what you shall do …” preface to Leaves of Grass
Abraham Lincoln is the subject of what famous poem by Walt Whitman?
I understand now why Lana Loves Walt Whitman and why she has this thing for dying...
“Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you. You must travel it by yourself. It is not far. It is within reach. Perhaps you have been on it since you were born, and did not know. Perhaps it is everywhere - on water and land.” ― Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass
“My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still; My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will…”. — Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman~ Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons. It is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.
"I wish I could translate the hints about the dead young men And women, And the hints about old men and mothers, and the offspring Taken soon out of their laps. What do you think has become of the young and old men? And what do you think has become of the women and Children? They are alive and well somewhere, The smallest sprout shows there is really no death, And if ever there was it led forward life, and does not wait at The end to arrest it, And ceas'd the moment life appear'd. All goes onward and outward, nothing collapses, And to die is different from what any one supposed, and Luckier." --from "Song of Myself VI" -Walt Whitman
I hate going to walt Whitman when everyone dresses so high-end and I look like a homeless person
I would like to think that if Walt Whitman was alive, the mall on Long Island would be his favorite accomplishment.
I want to marry Walt Whitman's reincarnate. If you're him, DM me.
That the powerful play goes on, and you will contribute a verse -Walt Whitman
The fact lana makes references to literature such as Lolita and Walt Whitman's poetry is why she is my all time fave solo artist
“Re-examine all you have been told. Dismiss what insults your soul” Walt Whitman Frank Herbert
“I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.” - Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman wrote an amazing poem called "I Sing the Body Electric" Dunno where the phrase originated.
Just saw a guy at Walt Whitman mall wearing a fishnet shirt and one of those visors covering his face like Sterlings ex girlfriend
Better Mysticism Through Science: Walt Whitman’s Unity of Science and Metaphysics in Leaves of Grass -...
I like my Walt Whitman accounts to be about Walt Whitman - If I wanted to read about Kate Perry, I'd follow something about her good self.
Okay well now its time to jump off the Walt Whitman. THE HIGH IS GONE AND NOW IM JUST A BALL OF SADNESS
In a conversation with a younger man yesterday I stated, "If it were not for Robin Williams and Dead Poets Society, most people would not know who Walt Whitman was." His reply, "Who is Walt Whitman?" Read a book people!
...Assuming that's a Dead Poets Society reference & you're not just a big Walt Whitman fan
That poem was written by Walt Whitman, and was referenced in the film Dead Poets Society by Robin Williams' character John Keating
I am STILL shocked and weirdly ...broken... at the news of Robin Williams - why? This feels more than the sad loss of an entertainer.  O Captain! My Captain! our fearful trip is done; The ship has weather'd every rack, the prize we sought is won; The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting, While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring: But O heart! heart! heart!O the bleeding drops of red,Where on the deck my Captain lies,Fallen cold and dead. O Captain! My Captain! rise up and hear the bells; Rise up—for you the flag is flung—for you the bugle trills; For you bouquets and ribbon'd wreaths—for you the shores a-crowding; For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning; Here captain! dear father!This arm beneath your head;It is some dream that on the deck,You've fallen cold and dead. It spoke of the shock after the loss of President Lincoln, but tonight I am reminded that while I learned & preformed the whole Walt Whitman poem at my arts high school, my ...
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In this masterful scene from “Dead Poets Society,” Williams’ students pay tribute to him in most unique way. Throughout film, Williams’ character takes his students on journey of personal growth and character development. In earlier scenes, he has them stand on their desks and look around to see the world with “a different perspective;” and after reading a passage from Walt Whitman, challenges them to address him “O Captain! My Captain!” if they so dared. “Seize the day,” if you so dare! “Make your lives extraordinary!
Of poetry in a time of civil war | American Experience . Walt Whitman | PBS
Brent & Carla congratulations on your special day. Thank you for this opportunity. And for the invitation to be there for you guys on your special day. Austin tore up the dance floor!!! "Here’s to a lifetime of sticking by each other through every challenge, every joy and every dream-come-true!” by Walt Whitman
In the faces of men and women I see God---Walt Whitman
Who is walt whitman he really loves baseball
"Like Walt Whitman said, 'yolo.' Except he didn't say that and you would know that if you ever read a book" -Kid President
whoever plans to be with me as a lover, needs to learn how to weave Walt Whitman poetry into his/her dirty talk tbh
"Simplicity is the glory of expression."-- Walt Whitman via
As to me I know of nothing else but miracles... . Whitman
Don't know. I think it maybe cause I want to see more, do more. I've got Walt Whitman's I tramp a perpetual journey tattooed.
“i dont want there to be a path i just wanna walk” brianna aka Walt Whitman
"We were together, I forget the rest." ~not Walt Whitman
"If anything is sacred...the human body is sacred." ~ I SING THE BODY ELECTRIC Walt Whitman NOTHING SACRED
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"Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes." - Walt Whitman
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Heard during my Walt Whitman seminar: "The first time I touched a Bible was in a hotel room where the bed shook."
I thought this was a pic of Walt Whitman. whomp.
The structure was once visited by literary giant Walt Whitman: A charming and historic London chapel that’s been...
The habit of giving only enhances the desire to give Leaves of Grass
O public road, I say back I am not afraid to leave you, yet I love you, you express me better than I can express myself. Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman Portrait iPad Case Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of his Birth in 2019
Walt Whitman was working similar ground when he volunteered at Union army hospitals during American Civil War. Scarred cortex
Tomorrow! 's marathon reading of Walt Whitman’s 1855 version of Song of Myself.
Oh while I live, to be the ruler of life, not a slave, to meet life as a powerful conqueror, and nothing exterior to me will ever take command of me. ~Walt Whitman
Don't mention Walt Whitman, still going through Breaking Bad withdrawal :-( Great photo, may have to borrow !
Camp Walt Whitman Camp Walt Whitman is an incredible coed summer sleepaway camp for kids in New Hampshir..
Whoever degrades another degrades me, And whatever is done or said returns at last to me. -Walt Whitman
"Children Replacing Dogs in Walt Whitman Park" by IRIS LEE via NYT from Carl Ceder
Children Replacing Dogs in Walt Whitman Park: Metropolitan Diary: From her window near Walt Whitman Park in Br...
Soon I will give her a cedar bath according to our teachings. I will read her Walt Whitman, Green Grass Running Water and The Orenda. Soon.
‘A Quick 5′ with Robert Michael Oliver: Robert Michael Oliver is currently embodying Walt Whitman in his one m...
As strange as it sounds, I've found reading poetry by writers such as Walt Whitman and Robert Frost to be quite enjoyable.
ON THIS DAY. July 4th American Independence Day 1776 - The amended Declaration of Independence, prepared by Thomas Jefferson, was approved and signed by John Hancock, the President of the Continental Congress in America. 1802 - The U.S. Military Academy officially opened at West Point, NY. 1803 - The Louisiana Purchase was announced in newspapers. The property was purchased, by the U.S. from France, was for $15 million (or 3 cents an acre). The "Corps of Discovery," led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, began the exploration of the territory on May 14, 1804. 1817 - Construction began on the Erie Canal, to connect Lake Erie and the Hudson River. 1845 - American writer Henry David Thoreau began his two-year experiment in simple living at Walden Pond, near Concord, MA. 1848 - In Washington, DC, the cornerstone for the Washington Monument was laid. 1855 - The first edition of "Leaves of Grass," by Walt Whitman, was published in Brooklyn, NY. 1863 - The Confederate town of Vicksburg, MS, surrendered to Ge ...
Maya Angelou is not a great poet. The greatest poets are William Blake, Walt Whitman, Robert Frost and Edgar Allen Poe. All white males.
10 very American poems to read or re-read and enjoy during the 4th of July week: 1, The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe, 1845 2. Song of Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1855 3. Oh Captain, My Captain by Walt Whitman, 1865 4. Casey at the Bat by Ernest L. Thayer, 1888 5. Because I could not Stop for Death by Emily Dickinson, 1890 6. Fog by Carl Sandburg, 1916 7. Renascence by Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1912 8. Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost, 1922 9. The Hollow Men by T. S. Elliot, 1925 10. Dream Deferred by Langston Hughes, 1951
As we approach the 4th of July holiday, I want to thank all of you for the opportunity to serve. We are so fortunate to live in a great city, a great state, and a great country. We are living off the sacrifices made by generations of Americans who fought for freedom, liberty, justice, and equality. Our founders weren't just the signers of the Declaration of Independence. They were also leaders like Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., George Marshall, Samuel Gompers, Frederick Douglas, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, Susan B. Anthony, Earl Warren, Walt Whitman, and Theodore Roosevelt, amongst others. Let us also not forget the millions of Americans who sacrificed their lives in war. No matter our political, religious, and philosophical differences, we are all Americans who believe in the dream of a more perfect union and the opportunity we all should have to pursue happiness.
"The current rushing so swiftly and swimming with me far away…" Walt Whitman
I really don't care what ppl think of my comedy b/c I got followed by 3 diff Walt Whitman accounts today so take that college, also drugs
Walt Whitman is pretty great. I mean, he's no William Blake but he does pull off the Gandalf look pretty well.
What a bittersweet day, I am not going to cry because it is over, I will cry because a lot of you I have known for years and I am so proud to say, "I knew them when." When I read the paper, Sports Illustrated, and Fortune 500 and see your faces in there for all your accomplishments in life I will smile. As you embark on this new chapter in your life always be proud of who you are, proud of where you have come from and proud that you have touched so many lives during your journey. Congratulations Walt Whitman 2014 Wildcats. Be good to you and be good to all you meet. Love you forever!!!
o you suppose will satisfy the soul except to walk free and own no superior?" - Walt Whitman
HEALTH IS WEALTH From today I will post an article on health daily. "If anything is sacred human body is sacred." ~Walt Whitman.
“The secret of it all, is to write...without waiting for a fit time or place." Walt Whitman
Guy in band shouted out to Walt Whitman and I was literally the only person to applaud
wanna be roommates at space camp in Alabama? I can bring my DVD's of James Franco reading Walt Whitman...
Aware now that amid all that blab whose echoes recoil upon me I have not once had the least idea who or what I am"~Walt Whitman
Gettin' I want the body of Walt Whitman.
"What do my shouts amid lightnings and raging winds mean? O to drink the mystic deliria deeper than any other man!"~Walt Whitman
My dream date: Dinner at night on the Spirit of Philadelphia...looking at the Walt Whitman Bridge lights..and the Center City Skyline.
I expect he's hanging out underneath the Walt Whitman.
Photoset: cheekycas: the poetry series: 3/∞  When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd | Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman:"He most honors my style who learns under it to destroy the teacher." -
. My answer was Walt Whitman too.. Go figure.
"Have you ever had a Walt Whitman book of poems whispered in your *** "
“NOT I – NOT ANYONE else, can that road for you, You must travel it for yourself.” – Walt Whitman
"Every hour of the light and dark is a miracle" - Walt Whitman in...
😈 Simplicity is the glory of expression. Walt Whitman
I added a video to a playlist Biography of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Walt Whitman, and Henry David Thoreau
"Whatever satisfies the soul is truth." - Walt Whitman
Straight outta karate ... Now we are shore bound!!! — at Walt Whitman Bridge
A little Whitman for your summer adventures. Here's finalist Sai Kolla:
"We hear . the gray *** ringing. of tears as Walt. Whitman walks the bloody. mud of our ripped and. colored flesh . .
I didn't even know I had leaves of grass by walt whitman, lol obviously my first thought was Breaking Bad.
I mean seriously I am right across the Walt Whitman (??) bridge in NJ and I need to be rescued from boredom. Please.
"They will not let me off till I go with them, respond to them, . And discorrupt them" . - I Sing The Body Electric, Walt Whitman
Most days i feel like Edgar Allen Poe. However on some lucky occasions i actually feel like Walt Whitman!
“Afoot and lighthearted I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me” ― Walt Whitman
I need to be in New York Sunday. Patti Smith is reading Walt Whitman and playing acoustics. FOR FREE. who's in for real.
The strongest and sweetest songs yet remain to be sung. -Walt Whitman
"This is the city and I am one of the citizens. Whatever interests the rest interests me...". —Proto-Urbanist Walt
I take to the road, healthy and free, the world before me-Walt Whitman
I got Walt Whitman - Which Poet Are You? via and I can't stand Walt whitman
Favorite Snacks of the Great Writers - Walt Whitman began the day with oysters and meat. The novelist...
Seeing, hearing, feeling, are miracles, and each part and tag of me is a miracle. Walt Whitman
James Franco to read Walt Whitman poems with Patti Smith in Rockaways on Sunday:
Patti Smith brings Walt Whitman's words to the Rockaways shoreline
Patti Smith and James Franco and Walt Whitman. This Sunday at 7pm. MORE INFO:.
June 21st The Great Seal of the United States — Back Side The back of the Great Seal is sometimes called its spiritual side. It shows a pyramid built of thirteen levels of stone, representing the thirteen original states in the union. Since ancient times, pyramids have been symbols of strength and duration. As the poet Walt Whitman suggested, the pyramid is shown as unfinished because although the architects of the United States laid its foundations, each generation has the duty of building a strong, good nation. Above the pyramid is a triangle containing the eye of Providence, which watches over the Union. The Latin motto Annuit Coeptis means “He [God] has favored our undertakings.” On the base of the pyramid is the Roman numeral MDCCLXXVI (1776), the date of the Declaration of Independence. Beneath the pyramid a scroll reads Novus Ordo Seclorum, meaning “A New Order of the Ages,” signifying that 1776 marked the beginning of the American era. American History Parade 1788 The U.S. Constitution b ...
Walt Whitman is finished with his American fervour and rebellous poetic style.Now I am struggling with William Butler Yeats' Romantic Elements. In my frequent struggle I also need to deal with other great modern poets like Robert Frost, Dylan Thomas & Wysten Huge Auden.I might have to ignore Seamus Heaney coz I do not have enough time to make business with. So I am very busy in fact they deserve my full attention
America - Walt Whitman - Scrape It Off the Bottom of Your Brain.
There was a rather humorous misstep on one of the examination scripts this year. When considering whether we can correctly ascribe rights to comatose people, one student referred to "a man in a comma." That man must have been scrunched up. The funniest misstep that I've encountered on an examination script occurred 17 years ago. While discussing Robert Nozick's famous scenario involving Wilt Chamberlain, one student referred to "the famous American basketball player Walt Whitman."
The only thing I learned from English 10 Honors: Walt Whitman wrote poems about the Civil War.
"Man's little day in haste we spend ". This line is from the poem written by A) William Shakespeare B) Lewis Carroll C) Thomas Hardy D) Walt Whitman
I was having trouble sleeping. Something made me pick back up Howl by Allen Ginsberg. I really and truly feel that true love can begin with, " I am with you in Rockland". If you have never read him- or, if you could, start with Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman to glean the essence of the cadence and structure. Whitman was perhaps one of the biggest influences for inspiration and scheme in regards to Allen Ginsberg. Allen knew history and was able to "jenga" it- essentially he used writing from before to build his own tower. Who is doing that now? Read it! Wait, actually, decide for yourself. Experience it your own way. Unreal how much time we spend on the social media today, like the Kardashians and how soon we forget our modern day Ramones, Ginsbergs, Cobains, etc.. - they fall too quickly from our thoughts, yet the words of our rebel game changers are the ones that we should listen to. I am just wondering, where we have come from, how do we honor it and at this incredible moment in time of technological ...
Walter White Whale Sperm for whalers is meth to jailers. Leviathink about it: it's she in the deep blue sea, faring. It's he in his underwear, under there... Cooking! Caring! Daring! Upon a tripod of bones rests pegleg regret. Walter White Whale: Watch it! "There she..." "Ahab!" Blows she. "No parmacetti for thee. Leave me be!" That pipe's hiss. Amiss. Vengeance but a harpoon's fling away. Away the Pequod sailed, however brackish the fail entailed. Avail! Walt Whitman wooed while White Whale whined. A rock hound, wheelchair-bound. How frail. Your learn'd astronomer's tale's gone stale. Cachalot on the whale-line? Knot! Nor a chemist with his cook. Woe is thine eternity should thee continue to look. Herman's (Mel)villain clicks again and again: "Mind my ambergris, old friend." Trywork's trypots emblazon the doubloon. Gilligan's Heisenberg, ever hoarse: "Blue skies to you, Hank, of course." New Mexico sun peels cracked the sand dune. Lord of Leviathan. My, how you've become bored thin boarded in. She swings ...
Walt Whitman believed in the strength of the American natural world as evidenced by the vitality of its grass.
Without exception, the response to the Post-Gutenberg Revolution, by traditional publishers and the major chain bookstores, as well as most of the independents, has been to cry foul and seek ways to circle the wagons, attempting to close off all the more to the change that they are indisputably incapable of controlling. I believe the only thing that will work is to open the front door to writers like these self-publishers: Mark Twain, James Fenimore Cooper, Walt Whitman, William Blake, John Milton, Henry Adams, Ezra Pound, e. e. cummings, Edgar Allan Poe, James Joyce, D. H. Lawrence, Gertrude Stein, Anais Nin, Carl Sandburg, Stephen Crane, Laurence Sterne, Thomas Paine, William Wordsworth, Jane Austen, John Ruskin, George Bernard Shaw, Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Hardy, A.E. Housman, Oscar Wilde, Virginia Woolf, Benjamin Franklin, Henry David Thoreau, Michel de Montaigne, Friedrich Nietzsche, Johannes Kepler, Alexandre Dumas, Derek Walcott, Upton Sinclair, W. E. B. DuBois, Edwin Arlington Robinson, and Robert ...
The page celebrates its first birthday :) Here is a selection of 10 poems that we featured during the last six months. They speak about challenges in life of an individual and society. They speak about change and revolution, acceptance and letting go, time and travel and other things that will hopefully inspire you! Pour le CGT by Rod Smith a Traveler by Jessica Greenbaum Poem by Amiri Baraka by Branko Miljković by Adrienne Rich That Greeny Flower by William Carlos Williams Revolution Will Not Be Televised by Gil Scott Heron with One I Love by Walt Whitman by W. S. Merwin
Allen Ginsberg ( June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997) From On June 3, 1926, Allen Ginsberg was born in Newark, New Jersey. The son of Louis and Naomi Ginsberg, two Jewish members of the New York literary counter-culture of the 1920s, Ginsberg was raised among several progressive political perspectives. A supporter of the Communist party, Ginsberg’s mother was a nudist whose mental health was a concern throughout the poet’s childhood. According to biographer Barry Miles, “Naomi’s illness gave Allen an enormous empathy and tolerance for madness, neurosis, and psychosis.” As an adolescent, Ginsberg savored Walt Whitman, though in 1939, when Ginsberg graduated high school, he considered Edgar Allan Poe his favorite poet. Eager to follow a childhood hero who had received a scholarship to Columbia University, Ginsberg made a vow that if he got into the school he would devote his life to helping the working class, a cause he took seriously over the course of the next several years. He was admitted ...
Thanks to all of you for the birthday wishes! I hope I didn't miss anyone's like button. Sharing my birthday with Brendan Sullivan, Clint Eastwood, John Bonham, Joe Namath, Tom Beringer, Walt Whitman and most of all Darryl McDainels... gets better every year!!!
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The Benjamin Franklin Bridge — known informally as the Ben Franklin Bridge and originally named the Delaware River Bridge — is a suspension bridge across the Delaware River connecting Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Camden, New Jersey. Owned and operated by the Delaware River Port Authority, it is one of four primary vehicular bridges between Philadelphia and southern New Jersey, along with the Betsy Ross, Walt Whitman, and Tacony-Palmyra Bridges. The chief engineer of the bridge was Polish-born Ralph Modjeski, its design engineer was Leon Moisseiff, and the supervising architect was Paul Philippe Cret. At its completion on July 1, 1926, its 1,750-foot (533-meter) span gave it the world's longest suspension bridge span, a distinction it would hold until the opening of the Ambassador Bridge in 1929. History Prior to bridge construction, Philadelphia and Camden were connected by ferry service only. Plans for a bridge crossing the Delaware River began in the 1800s. An 1818 plan involved making use of a t ...
More Non-Scriptural Opinions From Earth's Greatly Deluded Ones On Death And The Afterlife . . . Do you see, oh my brothers and sisters? It is not chaos or death, it is form, union, plan, it is eternal life, it is happiness . . . Nothing can happen more beautiful than death. (Walt Whitman) All nature . . . is a respiration of the Spirit of God, who, in breathing hereafter will inhale it into his bosom again, so that nothing but God alone will remain. (Longfellow - The Golden Legend) There is no Death! What seems so is transition; This life of mortal breath is but a suburb of the life Elysian whose portal we call Death. (Longfellow - Resignation) The boundaries between life and death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where one ends and where the other begins? (Edgar Allen Poe) Afraid? Of whom am I afraid? Not death, for who is he? (Emily Dickinson) There is no death. How can there be death if everything is part of the Godhead? The soul never dies and the body is never really alive. (Isa ...
I was a voracious reader from a very young age, probably because my mom always had her nose stuck in a thick, juicy book and children do what they see their parents do inevitably. And my mother allowed me read any and everything I wanted to know about, with no regard to sexual content ( except for Jackie Collins books)or profanity, because those things could be a part of my daily encounters as soon as I walked out of her house anyway. Everything she wanted me to read was on a shelf in an enormous library containing Nikki Giovanni, James Baldwin, Thoreau, Walt Whitman, Zora Neal Hurston, Anais Nin and every other literary giant you could imagine. The rule was if I could reach it, I could read it. Everything she felt was "beyond my scope" was on a shelf that I could not reach and I respected that boundary. One day, however, I reached for " I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings" and she tapped my hand lightly and told me I wasn't ready for that yet. I stewed for a bit wondering why a book about a stupid bi ...
EASTBOUND Walt Whitman Bridge is down to 1 lane due to a car fire. This has caused MAJOR DELAYS use the Ben Franklin or Betsy Ross Instead
yes, and what about all that rubbish by Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, Walt Whitman, Mark Twain, Robert Frost, Hemingway...
The map is not the territory. Thanks Walt Whitman. As I sit with theory and a lukewarm cup of tea… a bit of beauty and reassurance. When I heard the learn'd astronomer, When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me, When I was shown the charts and diagrams, to add, divide and measure them, When I sitting heard the astronomer where he lectured with much applause in the lecture-room, How soon unaccountable I became tired and sick, Till rising and gliding out I wander' d off by myself, In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time, Look'd up in perfect silence at the stars. "When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer" by Walt Whitman. Public Domain
By serendipity, I bumped into a friend on his way to see Allen Crawford's discussion of his illustrated version of Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself".this is a presentation that I missed while I was at the Rosenbach Museum because of my failure to collate the data in front of my eyes (I was there the day he did it but still missed it). ... It was the perfect compromise between the introvert bookwork me and the extrovert social butterfly me. ... It took place at Brickbat Books which was a treasure trove of its own and I could not leave without picking up a couple 70s era sci-fi novels (tiny, lightweight and yellowing, with gorgeous evocative cover art.just the way I like them).
On this day in 1855, Walt Whitman registered the title Leaves of Grass with the clerk of the United States District Court, New York.
I will let my beard and hair grow long like uncut grass as I lounge in my field of gold, sipping dandelion wine and reading Walt Whitman.
Say what you want about Long Island - but as I sat watching Billy Joel - probably the greatest song writer of all time - electrify MSG, I realized that a small island that counts for .003 of the land in the United States and .02 of the population, has produced the greatest songwriter, the King of Radio (Howard Stern), the greatest American poet (Walt Whitman), a face on Mount Rushmore (Teddy Roosevelt), the creator of the greatest sitcom of all time (Jerry Seinfeld), the creator of the most successful TV program of all time - (Roone Arledge, Monday Night Football), the greatest football player of all time (Jim Brown), and the greatest American composer of all time (John Williams). Oh yeah, and on Long Island they discovered the DNA double helix, and built the ships that landed on the moon. Not too bad for bunch of FLIDs.
Is this a joke? Walt Whitman has had this line for like 40 minutes now. Dix hills needs their coffee man. 💁☕️
have you listened to the podcast? It's fun! James Adomian was just on as Walt Whitman
I'm excited about tonight I will be playing 4 new tracks that I will be releasing on my next EP. I may even have to Change the Title of the Ep to the name of the song I just made. It came to me in two days, entitled WoRKIN' oN Me! I felt like God was definitely the author of this one. I felt like my ancestors came into my place hugged me, and whispered, "Now you are ready!". Go sing, play, DJ do whatever. Remember the focus is not you but the people! The people on Earth who were taught to listen will dance to your songs forever!" I teared up 10 times making this track. You will get a chance to hear it tonight! Regardless I have peace. I've tapped into another realm of artistry. I thank all the people who have worked with me to this point Dr. Walt Whitman & The Soul Children of Chicago, Clark Atlanta University Kanye Omari West,Mark Grant,Hubbard,Rick Robinson, Terry Parker,Justin Boyd,Amadeus Reams, Kirk,Mendell Beckford, Arlen Music Productions , The Twilite Tone, Patricia Pike, Brad Bez PikeCajmere, G . ...
Good morning everyone! The weather forecast is for sunshine, so here's your quote for today: 'Keep your face always towards the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.' Walt Whitman
Help get Walt Whitman out of Camden, New Jersey before the Gov. sells him
Florence Nightingale, Walt Whitman,. and Mary Todd Lincoln were some of history's famous nurses. The Greek national anthem has 158 verses.
The comics anthology that inspired our program, particularly the performances based on comics about Walt Whitman, the salons of Paris, Strange Fruit, and Woody Guthrie. You can order Bohemians: A Graphic History from or buy a copy at the show.
The writing of Oscar Wilde is rich with imagery and wit, providing a source of inspiration for aspiring writers still today. Here are four facts about Oscar Wilde to help you better understand the author and his work. 1) Though he was married, Wilde was *** which was very taboo during his lifetime. After being outed during a court battle with a former lover’s father, Wilde was sentenced to two years doing hard labor in prison. 2) Known for his sense of style, Wilde was an impeccable dresser. It's widely noted that he had a very recognizable clothing style and wore his hair long. 3) During a lecture tour of the United States, Wilde was able to meet Walt Whitman, a writer he admired more than any other. 4) Wilde took the job of editor of the failing magazine Lady’s World in the hopes to turn its sales around. He was successful, adding content that addressed women’s issues rather than just fashion. Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) [BBC] Oscar Wilde Biography [The European Graduate School] Oscar Wilde [Biograph ...
Trinity Church Music Director, James Cassarino, Associate Professor and Music Dept. Chair at Green Mountain College will conduct the college choir in a performance entitled “In Nature’s Realm” on Friday, May 2 at 7:00 in Ackley Hall. Several of the works are inspired by the nature writings of Henry Beston, Robert Frost, and Walt Whitman. The concert is free and open to the public.
Harold Bloom, in a generally convincing analysis of genius, thinks Walt Whitman worthy of highest praise
I'm against beards unless you're currently Jim Morrison, Karl Marx, or Walt Whitman and I have no use for punk music. This is the Gospel of the Lord. Amen
I tell you some hotels are a pain in the patootie. Getting on here what a nightmare. Anyhoo I have been to New Jersey and back over the Walt Whitman Bridge twice and one other humungous bridge, eaten at applebys somewhere in New Jersey. Had a great adventure, the car is turned in, there is no free internet in the room for my phone, boo hiss, boo hiss, so I have to sit in a open space which is really noisey, however there is a pool and at a 179 for the night I might just be using it and the hot tub. Back to alberta and snow bright and early. Happy Easter to all.
What about Oscar Wilde, Walt Whitman, and Tennessee Williams they all took it in the Gary.
Did you know Walt Whitman is buried at Woodlawn cemetery in The Bronx?
Saturday, I joined local poets & fans of Walt Whitman for an open house at the
Walt Whitman, Frederick Douglas and Mark Twain lived through the Mexican-American and Seminole-Gullah-Geechee Wars. Mark Twain even lived during the Spanish - American War. Why do we not learn their thoughts on these conflicts? In my opinion, THE MOST IMPORTANT events in US history? What if they wrote volumes on each but they were hidden and suppressed by the Carnegies and Vanderbilts? I think I have the foundation for an American Davinci Code!
The Who meets Walt Whitman meets Allen Ginsberg. Poetic rockin' at Seed Gallery reading/performing a 15 poem set. Thanks to Drew, Krim, and Len for the music collaboration and to Bacaz Bacaz Bacaz for her vision and hard work. You rock!!! Thank you very much Nicole Craig Potter for snapping the photos and your support. —
In honor of National Poetry Month, here are poems by Ezra Pound, Walt Whitman, Amy Lowell, and many more.
Allen Ginsberg (Newark, 3 giugno 1926 – New York, 5 aprile 1997) Cosmopolitan Greetings Stand up against governments, against God. Stay irresponsible. Say only what we know & imagine. Absolutes are Coercion. Change is absolute. Ordinary mind includes eternal perceptions. Observe what’s vivid. Notice what you notice. Catch yourself thinking. Vividness is self-selecting. If we don’t show anyone, we’re free to write anything. Remember the future. Freedom costs little in the U.S. Asvise only myself. Don’t drink yourself to death. Two molecules clanking us against each other require an observer to become scientific data. The measuring instrument determines the appearance of the phenomenal world (after Einstein). The universe is subjective.. Walt Whitman celebrated Person. We are observer, measuring instrument, eye, subject, Person. Universe is Person. Inside skull is vast as outside skull. What’s in between thoughts? Mind is outer space. What do we say to ourselves in bed at night, making no sound? ...
Do a Google search for Herman Melville, and the people that turn up in the "people also search for" list are, in order, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Person X (who shall be identified near the end of this status), Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman, William Faulkner, Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Jack London, Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, Ernest Hemingway (and then others if you click for the next group, but these are the ones immediately visible). All these people are American literary luminaries, and all of them (recently deceased Vonnegut included) are depicted with a black and white rendering. So armed with that knowledge I may now reveal to you the identity of Person X: the musician Moby, in full color, apparently wading in a pool while wearing a T-shirt. He turns up near the beginning of this Melville-related list for obvious reasons, but...humorously and entirely out of place nonetheless.
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You aren't Marilyn Monroe, J Dilla, Walt Whitman, Macklemore, Selena Gomez, Anais Nin, Johnny Depp, Beyonce, Obama, or Jethro Bodene. And neither are they. I don't need to name names, you know who you aren't.
"This then is life. This is what has come to the surface after so many throes and convulsions. Underfoot the divine soil. Overhead the sun. " ...from Walt Whitman: Leaves of Grass. The book that Bill Clinton (we are born on the same day) gave to Monica Lewinsky.
Listen to Orson Welles read from Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself":
"I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game. It will take our people out-of-doors, fill them with oxygen, give them a larger physical stoicism. Tend to relieve us from being a nervous, dyspeptic set. Repair these losses, and be a blessing to us." Walt Whitman "Poets are like baseball pitchers. Both have their moments. The intervals are the tough things." Robert Frost "Baseball is a slow, sluggish game, with frequent and trivial interruptions, offering the spectator many opportunities to reflect at leisure upon the situation on the field: This is what a fan loves most about the game." Edward Abbey "Baseball is very big with my people. It figures. It's the only time we can get to shake a bat at a white man without starting a riot." *** McGraw "The last words to the 'Star Spangled Banner?' 'Play ball!' Author Unknown In baseball, you can't kill the clock. You've got to give the other man his chance. That's why this is the greatest game." - Earl Weaver "Baseball is the only field of en ...
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