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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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Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you,- Walt Whitman
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 ...
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
I may be as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best. -Walt Whitman
"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
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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
"Your very flesh shall be a great poem..."—Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass.
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"Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes." - Walt Whitman
Heard during my Walt Whitman seminar: "The first time I touched a Bible was in a hotel room where the bed shook."
Re-examine all that you have been told... dismiss that which insults your soul. ~. Walt Whitman
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
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Walt Whitman was working similar ground when he volunteered at Union army hospitals during American Civil War. Scarred cortex
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Re-examine all you have been told.Dismiss what insults your soul. - Walt Whitman
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 !
Happiness, not in another place but this place...not for another hour, but this hour.” Walt Whitman Are you waiting for the right time to do something or to change something? Why what do you think will be better tomorrow that is not just perfect right now? We all have a tendency to put off until tomorrow things we really should be dealing with today and yet if we had just survived a scare of any sort we would be so grateful to be alive we would more than likely change all the things we didn’t like in our life or do all the things we had been putting off doing rather than waste another day. But, we shouldn’t have to survive something scary to decide to take action now and change things for the better. Time passes very quickly and should not be wasted waiting for the right moment. Every moment is the right moment .If you are here you have the ability and a personal responsibility, to live your life as fully as you can, to be as happy as you can and to do anything and everything that you can to make ea ...
"The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity."―Walt Whitman
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
I celebrate myself and sing myself and what I assume you shall assume for every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you-Walt Whitman
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
FACT: Walt Whitman did push-ups naked on Leaves of Grass while his bros yelled at him to "GET SWOLE."
Gettin' I want the body of Walt Whitman.
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"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...
I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don’t believe I deserved my friends." - Walt Whitman”
'I swear to you, there are divine things more beautiful than words can tell' Walt Whitman
😈 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
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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
"...the powerful play goes on, and you will contribute a verse. ~Walt Whitman, "O Me! O Life!",Leaves of Grass" xxx
I need to be in New York Sunday. Patti Smith is reading Walt Whitman and playing acoustics. FOR FREE. who's in for real.
"Be not ashamed women, are the gates of the body, and you are the gates of the soul." -Walt Whitman
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
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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!!!
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 . ...   10% Off
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
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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.
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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.
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 ...
Just had to report on an unusual performance I'm involved with next Sunday, the 30th of March. I'll be playing Walt Whitman from 8pm until 1 am with the team from The Poetry Society of New York. They've been staging "Poetry Brothel" events a few times every year at different locations throughout New York. They're immersive, site-specific happenings in which each audience member shapes their experience, arriving when they like, leaving when they like, wandering out, drifting back in, going up to and engaging with the individual *** (performer-poets) on a one-to-one basis. This time the Brothel will be located at 102 Norfolk Street between Delancey and Rivington (You go down some stairs and through a little alley and up some more stairs. It's not meant to be too easy - it is a brothel, after all) The theme is The House of Illusion and your guest host will be Mr. Walt Whitman, as presented by myself. Over the last few years my efforts to lend Whitman a living voice have been received very favorably b ...
"Give me such shows — give me the streets of Manhattan!" - Walt Whitman, American poet (1818-1892) | Partial film crew at midnight filming a major scene...
Walt Whitman. Walt Whitman is generally considered to be the most important American poet of the nineteenth...
I don't know what else to tell you. Oscar Wilde almost definitely had sex with Walt Whitman.
on my funeral home website:  09:45 AM Walt Whitman 1819-1892 By John H. Sime (Originally published in American Funeral Director Magazine) On Dec. 6, 1891, Walt Whitman sent to a publisher his manuscript of what has since become known as the “Deathbed Edition of Leaves of Grass.” Less than a week later he developed an illness that resulted in his death on Saturday, march 26, 1892, at his home in Camden, N.J. On Wednesday, March 30, thousands of people passed through the poet’s home to view his body. The crowd followed the two-mile procession to Harleigh Cemetery where a service was held and Whitman was buried. Despite the fact that Camden saw his final years of life and his burial, Whitman was by birth and soul a New Yorker. “Manhattan faces and eyes forever for me,” Whitman wrote in “Leaves of Grass.” The New York Times said in its March 27, 1892 obituary of Whitman: “In the passing away of a writer whom his admirers loved to call the Good Gray Poet, the City of New York has lost the mo . ...
"You dreamed of a nude who could be like a river; The Bull and the Dream that could merge like seaweed and wheel Sire of your agony, Your mortality's camellia To die in the flames of your secret equatot" --Federico Garcia Lorca, "Ode to Walt Whitman"
American poet, essayist and journalist, Walt Whitman, died today in 1892. Go here for much more about …
Today is Wednesday, March 26, the 85th day of 2014. There are 280 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 26, 1964, the musical play "Funny Girl," starring Barbra Streisand as Fanny Brice, opened on Broadway. On this date: In 1812, an earthquake devastated Caracas, Venezuela, causing an estimated 26,000 deaths, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. In 1827, composer Ludwig van Beethoven died in Vienna. In 1874, poet Robert Frost was born in San Francisco. In 1892, poet Walt Whitman died in Camden, N.J. In 1917, the Seattle Metropolitans became the first U.S. team to win the Stanley Cup as they defeated the Montreal Canadiens. In 1937, a 6-foot-tall statue of the cartoon character Popeye was unveiled during the Second Annual Spinach Festival in Crystal City, Texas. In 1958, the U.S. Army launched America's third successful satellite, Explorer 3. In 1962, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Baker v. Carr, gave federal courts the power to order reapportionment of states' legislative districts ...
Do you enjoy poetry? Come hear Walt Whitman set to music with Ralph Vaughn Williams, "Toward an Unknown Region,"...
Semifinalist Teresa Woods from Tuolumne County lays a little Walt Whitman on the room ...
Last Night at the Allstate Gospel Superfest I had the opportunity to interview Tina Campbell from Mary Mary, Michelle Williams from Destiny's Child, James Fortune, Ricky Dillard, Bishop Larry Trotter and First Lady , Paul Porter, Walt Whitman, Lamar Campbell, Dexter Walker, Lake County's own Malcolm Williams , Lexi, Jessica Reedy and is good...
I will not miss Fred Phelps. But frankly I don't wish anyone to suffer eternally. I believe more in "Do unto others..." So to treat him as I would be wish to be treated myself, I wish him... A really nice long concert... Freddy Mercury would be perfect as the front man. Hanging out with some famous poets, artists, and thinkers would be awesome... a century or two at table with Kevyn AuCoin, Andy Warhol, Virginia Woolf, Walt Whitman, Alexander McQueen, Leonardo DaVinci, Josephine Baker, Michaelangelo, Oscar Wilde, Frida Kahlo... you get the idea. And a few other luminaries might make it interesting... maybe when I'm done with artists and philosophers...I would want to hash it out with the heavyweights. I think I would wish the same thing for Fred. Maybe a millennium long talk with Jesus of Nazareth, but since I (and Fred) know a fair amount about him...he can sit at the other end of the table...I want the ones closer to be Siddartha, Mohammed, Lao Tzu, and Confuscious. And face it... I am who I am. I am a ...
Harold Bloom on Walt Whitman, the School of Resentment, and Jazz
The Rules: Don't take too long to think about it. Fifteen authors (poets included) who've influenced you and that will always stick with you. List the first 15 you can recall in no more than 15 minutes. Tag at least 15 friends, including me, because I'm interested in seeing what authors my friends choose. My authors: Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Charles Bukowski, Hunter S. Thompson, Katherine Dunn, Stephen Crane, J.D. Salinger, Shirley Jackson, Raymond Carver, Philip K. *** Kurt Vonnegut. Tagged friends: Lisa Harbin, Kathy Flann, Tom Hamrick, Jamie Watson, Rachel Whang, Kelly Horvath, Becky Chase Fowler, Stephen Ashby, Steve Messick, Karen Tominey, Chris Mohan, Dug Sohn, Nolen Strals, Scott Huffines, Ellen Sweeney. Friend who tagged me: John Venable
Doing homework... so bored with Allen Ginsburg's drugged rant about Walt Whitman in a mini-mart that I want to...
"A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.". - Walt Whitman, poet
Karl Grossman ’81 has been inducted into the Long Island Journalism Hall of Fame. He’s in good company – a fellow inductee is Walt Whitman.
Watching the paths you've chosen for your lives as I stand in awe of the beauty in your spirit, should I leave you tonight, peacefully I can go, for I know you're prepared for every vicissitude you for certain will encounter on your journey. Nothing is for certain in life. This, you both have learned by now. You're going to continue to make mistakes as have both your dad and I..As we've taught you, "let every mistake become a lesson or a blessing; OR Should you so choose, your testimony to others"..Your story is yours and yours alone and only you get to share it in however manner you deem necessary..As we surrounded you with Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, George Whittier, Edgar Allen Poe and MANY literary giants as well as great philosophers, it is my (our) wish that you continue to pass it on to the next generation. Just like mom, dare to swim upstream. Know in your heart those who truly love you, will love you still, for standing firm on speaking for those without a voice. You both have your Dad's c ...
Today in History: Seabiscuit fires Secretariat for not taking dictation. Thundercats get neutered. Charles Darwin's wife evolves into an *** Winston Churchill delivers his "somebody stole my cookies" speech. Sneezy dies of a cocaine overdose. Christmas is cancelled. The First Mennonites arrive in America and marry the Womennettes. Shakespeare's "Who Farted?" opens at the Globe Theater. And Walt Whitman becomes the first man to go to the hospital for teabagging his tea.
So the Disney Company will no longer help fund the Boy Scouts of America because of the BSA's anti *** policy. Wake up, BSA! Do you honestly believe there have been no homosexual scouts since 1910? How many scout leaders have suggested their boys read T.S Eliot, Walt Whitman, Truman Capote, Emily Dickinson, and even Plato? All *** What about the hundreds more authors and actors who have entertained and enlightened us for a thousand years? Shun them all, or embrace the truth. And the truth is, everyone of you has a *** friend or relative.
INTERESTING BROOKLYN FACT. Talent: Brooklyn has produced some of the world’s most celebrated talent including but not limited to Woody Allen, Arthur Miller, Jean-Michel Basquait, Walt Whitman, Rita Hayworth, Barbara Streisand, Jerry Seinfeld, members of the Beastie Boys, Jay-Z and countless others.
A Literary Angel, or How Poetry Saved My Life Language and words are essential. When I was in fourth grade, walking home from school, a barefoot hippy dude asked my friend and I if we wanted this book he was carrying. My hand automatically went out and I was given ( seemingly by Jesus himself, I thought later ) an old volume of the Oxford Edition of English and American Poetry. As a 10 year old girl growing up in a very middle class, blue collar household this was indeed a sort of spiritual and cultural manna from heaven. As an only child being brought up by my grandparents, I had plenty of time to read. I devoured this book. While girls my age were reading Nancy Drew, Judy Blume or V.C. Andrews; I was filling my mind with Shakespearean sonnets, Robert Burns and Walt Whitman. I believe poetry saved my life many times over. Let me explain. I was a latch key kid. I wore the key to my apartment around my neck on a piece of thick twine. While my grandparents were well meaning, they were afflicted with the dis ...
My mind will be forever allured by the words of Walt Whitman and Allen Ginsberg.
Something about seashells attracts poets ... Pablo Neruda kept a collection of them, as did William Wordsworth, C.P. Cavafy, and Walt Whitman; all wrote about the wonders of malacology. The French symbolist poet Paul Valéry (1871-1945) joins their number with this short yet graceful essay on these "privileged objects" that "present us with a strange union of ideas: order and fantasy, invention and necessity, law and exception." At turns he likens the forms of poetry to those of shells and the shell itself to poor Yorick's skull, which set Hamlet to wondering about matters of life and death. The noted American poet Mary Oliver provides an introduction. Henri Mondor's pencil illustrations are an added pleasure. --Gregory McNamee
Nature is the living, visible garment of God, (1) and earth, with her thousand voices, praises God. (2) Flowers are the poetry of earth, as stars are the poetry of heaven, (3) and a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars. (4) Talk of mysteries! Think of our life in Nature - daily to be shown matter, to come in contact with it - rocks, trees, wind on our cheeks. The solid earth! (5) All are but parts of one stupendous whole, whose body Nature is, and God the soul. (6) (1) J. W. von Goethe (2) Samuel Coleridge (3)Unknown (4) Walt Whitman (5) Henry David Thoreau (6) Alexander Pope Like a great poet, Nature knows how to produce the greatest effects with the most limited means. (7) Nature is what we know - yet have not art to say - so impotent our wisdom is to her simplicity. (8) In fact, monotony is the law of Nature. Look at the monotonous manner in which the sun rises! (9) And if ignorant man marvels at the exceptional; the wise man marvels at the common; and the greatest wonder of all ...
Buying books from the following authors: T.S. Eliot, Raymond Carver, Kurt Vonnegut, Hermann Hesse, Friedrich Nietzsche, Cormac McCarthy, Charles Bukowski(paying well for black sparrow press prints), John Fante, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner Bret Elis, Du Fu(paying WELL for these), Albert Camus, Walt Whitman, Elie Wiesel, John Steinbeck, Ray Bradbury, George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Doestoevsky. Message me with what you have and we can discuss a price. Thanks
What can I say? Some poets love snowstorms and I am a poet Bowered in silence I too am stilled (for Jim Carroll) Bowered in silence I too am stilled The all white storm cocoons me And the frantic world around me The blizzard has come Finally Manhattan lies at peace Finally The snow flakes fall slow fat white baby hands that clench and unclench dispensing peace and heavy wet quiet over all. Poetry is itself a blizzard that whites out ones mind As the shadows on their special day Stand out in the light. Walt Whitman is out and Jim Carroll too Those hardy types they like to stroll, no endlessly walk Like all poets do if only in their minds. No destination but what perchance appears Leading, the GPS of the heart coaxes and seduces Step by step in the ancient unknown language You to move to your true north. In Inwood Park now in life the once frail wraithe as sturdy as when he was a boy No hat, his smile broad and broad stride It is a poets day, a holiday of emptiness save for floating. The kind of day, a hol ...
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Ed Milliband's vision for equality as set out in "the prairie grass dividing" by Walt Whitman
Save the date! The SPIRIT of the JERSEYS State History Fair is on Saturday, May 10, 2014 11 AM - 5 PM This FREE, award-winning historical festival is fun for the entire family! This year they celebrate the Fair’s 10th year and New Jersey’s 350th anniversary. There will be many special activities throughout the day including period games and music. Don’t miss the chance to meet Thomas Paine, Annie Oakley, Alice Paul and Walt Whitman. The day will end with a FREE concert by the New Jersey Army National Guard’s 63rd Army Band immediately following the Fair.
Eric Bronson Guest Post at JP Grider's Blog Today's Guest Blogger - Eric Bronson, author of King of Rags... Plus a rafflecopter giveaway 02/10/20142 Comments Guest blog by Eric Bronson: The black poets of the Harlem Renaissance wrote jazz. Blues too, and sometimes even Gospel. It was tough sounding, edgy and sweet, like the music they heard in the late-night clubs of New York City. I love Langston Hughes' poem, "The Weary Blues." "And far into the night he crooned that tune. The stars went out and so did the moon. The singer stopped playing and went to bed While the Weary Blues echoed through his head. He slept like a rock or a man that's dead." Hughes was a great American poet in the tradition of Walt Whitman. He also read Paul Laurence Dunbar. Something about the old-timey style appealed to Hughes. It was of the ragtime era at the turn of the twentieth century, a time many of the new black poets and artists were anxious to put behind them. Too hokey, they thought. Too much slave-speak. Take Du ...
Lee Harvey Oswald & Abraham Zapruder: the men who shot Kennedy: Libra viceversa paired with Earth signs: Capricorn moon & Taurus sun, disrespecfully; Kennedy was Gemini: Air like Libra, & cusping on Taurus, & had his moon in the 3rd Earth sign: Virgo. notice the name, Abraham: Lincoln was Aquarius: the 3rd Air sign, & was killed by Taurus John Wilkes Booth, & had Capricorn moon like Oswald; (notice both killers have the creepy non-letter "W" in their names, like George W. Bush; this masonic cipher is a clear mark of the Beast: in particular the name Walter: Walter White in Breaking Bad, Walter O’Dim in The Dark Tower); Jack Ruby: Aries/Taurus: born 6 years after Zapruder; opposite Cardionals paired with Taurus viceversa; doppelgangers: Walt Whitman & Ian McKellan: both Gemini sun/Virgo moon: double Mutable: Masculine, with Feminine moon: doubly attracted to masculinity: this makes perfect sense: both are openly *** neither are overtly feminine. born 120 years apart: 1819 & 1939, respectively. also, arc ...
Walt Whitman and The Soul Children of Chicago have done it again. They just find ripping up the stage with an amazing performance at Colgate University in New York.
Best record and reckless records is probably This is the Day by Walt Whitman and the Soul Children of Chicago
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Defining cool, from Walt Whitman and James Dean to Steve Jobs and Tony Hawk
Sylvia Plath, Walt Whitman, John Keats, Edgar Allan Poe, William Shakespeare aren't the only poets to exist, you know that right?
Brunch for my chums: When I give, I give myself. - Walt Whitman
Of equality - As if it harm'd me, giving others the same chances and rights as myself - As if it were not indispensable to my own rights that others possess the same. Walt Whitman
iPad Air The new ad for iPad Air is brilliant. It's brilliant because it's about poetry. Poetry! Tops! The quote in the ad is from "Dead Poets Society", one of my all time favourite films. It is of course the voice of Mr Funnyman, Robin Williams who in this film inspires his students at the boys' school to achieve great heights in scholarship and also in independent thought. The great Walt Whitman is quoted. I recommend getting your hands on Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass". I have a copy on my bookshelf. The iPad Air will these days no doubt also contribute to youse reaching great heights when it comes to learning. What a great ad, Apple. Tops as, mate.
"The future is no more uncertain than the present." ~Walt Whitman
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Request fulfilled... Adieu To A Solider ADIEU, O soldier! You of the rude campaigning, (which we shared,) The rapid march, the life of the camp, The hot contention of opposing fronts--the long manoeuver, Red battles with their slaughter,--the stimulus--the strong, terrific game, Spell of all brave and manly hearts--the trains of Time through you, and like of you, all fill'd, With war, and war's expression. Adieu, dear comrade! Your mission is fulfill'd--but I, more warlike, Myself, and this contentious soul of mine, 10 Still on our own campaigning bound, Through untried roads, with ambushes, opponents lined, Through many a sharp defeat and many a crisis--often baffled, Here marching, ever marching on, a war fight out--aye here, To fiercer, weightier battles give expression. Walt Whitman
Missing me one place, search another. . I stop somewhere waiting for you. . - Walt Whitman
Langston Hughes: PEOPLE’S POET WHO SPEARHEADED THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE AND JAZZ POETRY The night is beautiful, So the faces of my people. The stars are beautiful, So the eyes of my people Beautiful, also, is the sun. Beautiful, also, are the souls of my people. - Langston Hughes (From “My People”) Poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist James Mercer Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902-May 22, 1967) was one of the most outstanding American writers of the 20th century. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form jazz poetry. He is best known for his pioneering contribution to the Harlem Renaissance during the 1920s. He famously wrote about the period when "Harlem was in vogue”. Hughes's first book of poetry, ‘The Weary Blues’, (Knopf, 1926) was published in 1926. One of the best-known poems of this collection was "The *** Speaks of Rivers", which became Hughes's signature poem. Subsequently, he achieved worldwide renown for his insightful, color ...
chans Jawn said if he don't give her gas money he gettin dropped off in the middle of the Walt Whitman 😂
Going to read Walt Whitman until my eyes are to heavy to lift
The shallow consider liberty a release from all law, from every constraint. The wise man sees in it, on the contrary, the potent Law of Laws. Walt Whitman
Today, I ordered a poetry book full of Walt Whitman's stuff. I hope that I can learn from ancient poetry to better my own poems/raps/craft.
I need to read some Walt Whitman this week I've been seeing his name way too much this week randomly.
"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
"Lord love it dawg, give me a big booty any day of the week." -Walt Whitman
To the world: "Oh Captain! My Captain!" was a poem written by Walt Whitman in 1865. It's not simply a movie/Full House quote.
Can't get enough of this Uncle Walt
I am larger and better than I thought. I did not think I held so much goodness. - Walt Whitman
I have learned that to be with those I like is enough- Walt Whitman
"But I was Manhattanese, friendly and proud! I was call’d by my nighest name by clear loud voices of young men as they saw me approaching or passing, Felt their arms on my neck as I stood, or the negligent leaning of their flesh against me as I sat, Saw many I loved in the street, or ferry-boat, or public assembly, yet never told them a word, Lived the same life with the rest, the same old laughing, gnawing, sleeping, 85 Play’d the part that still looks back on the actor or actress, The same old role, the role that is what we make it, as great as we like, Or as small as we like, or both great and small." ('CROSSING BROOKLYN FERRY', Walt Whitman)
I hear & behold God in every object, yet understand God not in the least. -Walt Whitman
'we fathom you not - we love you - there is perfection in you also, You furnish your parts toward eternity, Great or small, you furnish your parts toward the soul.' - Walt Whitman, Crossing Brooklyn Ferry
"Each of us inevitable Each of us limitless Each of us here as divinely as any is here." - Walt Whitman...
I can go from talking like a 5 yr old to Walt Whitman and John Green there is no in between
listening to "Eve, The Apple of my Eye" by Bell X1 while explicating a Walt Whitman poem about Adam
If you done it. It ain't bragging. Walt Whitman
Sound advice from the great Walt Whitman: Re-examine all you have been told & dismiss what insults your soul.
Have you heard it's good to gain the day? I say it's good to fall, battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won. -Walt Whitman
I thought it was fitting. His death was based off of one of Walt Whitman's poems.
as Walt Whitman does the color commentary
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Walt Whitman would make one breakfast, then publish every generous remark in the New York Tribune.
I'm watching live tv so I can't fast forward through the commercials. Why does Walt Whitman want me to buy and iPad?
"You know you go to Walt Whitman when the kids' pants are lower than their GPA's"
15 November 2013, my father, Thomas M. Creager, passed away. He was a professional musician for most of his life. In a quote by Walt Whitman, " the strongest and sweetest songs remain yet to be sung." Love you...Forever Daddy's Little Girl, Rorie - Kisses to Rene'.
"Talk honestly, no one else hears you, and I stay only a minute longer." Walt Whitman, from "Song of Myself."
BE composed... be at ease with me.. I am Walt Whitman, Liberal & Lusty as Nature
I've been reading some poetry by Walt Whitman and it is some truely amazing stuff. I really want a copy of "Leaves of Grass."
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Walt Whitman, Jules Verne, Leo Tolstoy, & Ernst Hemingway are all people everybody should know and have read about.
Funeral plans as of 02.03.2014 *subject to change with the times*: I plan to have secret guards at my funeral (red/black anarcho-commies who know how to use guns) who will be specially trained to make anyone join me if they happen to turn my death into a sad experience (excluding of course immediate family; they're to be protected at all costs out of respect). I will not have my viewing in a church nor will I have a pastor preside over any part of my funeral or burial. I will have it held outdoors rain or shine. There shall be absolutely no police escorts or representatives from any state body. I expect a revolutionary poet's funeral with readings from Walt Whitman, Arthur Rimbaud, John Henry Mackay, Federico Garcia Lorca, and Allen Ginsberg along with music from my favorite band, the Ramones (especially including their song 'Poison Heart') I also demand to be buried with whatever original printings of my poetry that I've struggled to protect in the many backpacks I've had throughout my years and as far a ...
I can just relate to both Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman...
In 1860 Walt Whitman wrote "I *** my hat as I please" in his poem leaves of grass. In 2012 Justin Bieber wrote "swag swag swag on you, chillin by the fire as we eat in fondue" - Watsky
Mr. Keating (Robin Williams) and his famous Walt Whitman speech. Audio: "No Return" by God Is An Astronaut
I know John Corbett is just an actor who is doing voice over work for Walgreens radio commercials but I cannot separate his voice from the character he played on Northern Exposure. Everytime I hear these commercials I get sad because I think how terrible it is that DJ Chris from Cicely Alaska has been so crushed by life that he has gone from rambling soliloquies quoting Walt Whitman and spinning Billie Holiday records to random audible prostitution on the corner of broke and desperate. What happened man? Was it a woman? Nihilism?
"Now I see the secret of making the best person: it is to grow in the open air, and to eat and sleep with the earth." - Walt Whitman -
A tribute to Walt Whitman. O time o darling Like a Dutchman you are flying! On the ocean of space With the rudder of conscious Folks said you have golden sail Deck glitters with oyster pearl ! O time o darling Grace beyond comprehension subliming. Along at your star board civilization strides Divulging devouring phantom sapphires, To unfathomed vastness you sails In dark abyss you prevails, O time o darling Clad in mystery forever alluring. Tell me o vessel where shall you anchor, At a port luminous at a bay deep darker. O time my darling Baffling my scrutiny you glides away, Carrying enigmatic souls Following silent calls You cruised away. O time my darling With strings of universe eternally rhyming!!! This time my darling. by debasish patnaik
It all starts to break down after Walt Whitman. Some delightful new arrangements of form along the way, but entropy is inevitable.
I've lost all of my school pics and I'm wondering if anyone has their St Joesph's class pictures from 1966 (Sister Kearan's class) through Mrs Thomas the year of the teachers strike, I think it was 1966-1972? Also looking for class pic's if they still did them in Mark Twain 73-74- Mrs Wasserman is really the only homeroom teacher I remember. I'd also like to have pictures of Walt Whitman from 74-76 not sure of the actual years there, I didn't have a very happy time there. If someone still has any of these, I'd love to get a copy of them-message me if you can share a copy or copies of those class pictures.
Ever watch Breaking Bad and think Walt Whitman reminds me of Joel Marion. Must be the hair cut and glasses.
It's never too late."Before the age of thirty-six there was no sign that Walt Whitman would become even a minor literary figure, let alone the major poetic voice of an emerging America." intro to "Leaves of Grass"
I am proud to announce that "Walt Whitman Never Paid For It" is an Official Selection at the Richmond International Film Festival held in Richmond, Virginia, February 27-March 2, 2014. The film will now be competing at the fest for top honors with the Grand Jury and audience. Congratulations to Angelo Berkowitz, Joseph Cassese, Amanda Greer, Joe Ciccarella, Chris Schneider, James Twomey, Jenny Figs and everyone else who helped make this film possible!
Weather update: As a result of the current weather throughout the northeast, the following locations are closed for the day. Thank you for again understanding! Bala Cynwid - Closed for the day Stamford - Closed for the day Greenwich - Closed at 4 pm Bergen - Closed at 4:30 pm Walt Whitman - Closed at 5:00 pm
That it took an Apple advertisement to lead me to Walt Whitman shames me and society.
My professor friend just informed me her students had no clue who Walt Whitman was. Only 2 students had "heard" of Nelson Mandela, but had no clue who he was, either.
"Oh, to be alive in such an age, when miracles are everywhere, and every inch of common air throbs a tremendous prophecy, of greater marvels yet to be." - Walt Whitman
Due to the current weather conditions, Bloomingdale's at Walt Whitman Shops will be closing at 4:00pm today, February 3.
In the confusion we stay with each other, happy to be together, speaking without uttering a single word. ~ Walt Whitman
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Austin Webb Bullet Points Austin grew up in Greenville, S.C. listening to healthy doses of Motown, R&B, rock, and retro country from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. He also loved authors like Oscar Wilde, O Henry, Walt Whitman and Dylan Thomas, and started writing poetry at nine years old. He knew he was...
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Production Ken Burns was inspired to make this documentary because of Mathew Brady's photographs. More than 10 hours in length, the documentary has nine episodes that explore the Civil War through personal stories and photos. During the creation of the movie, Burns made extensive use of over 16,000 archival photographs, paintings, and newspaper images from the time of the war. This resulted in the coining of the term the "Ken Burns effect". He combined these images with modern cinematography, music, narration by David McCullough, anecdotes and insights from authors such as Shelby Foote,[2] historians Barbara J. Fields, Ed Bearss, and Stephen B. Oates; and actors reading contemporary quotes from historical figures such as Abraham Lincoln, Mary Chesnut, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, Walt Whitman, Stonewall Jackson, and Frederick Douglass. A large cast of actors voiced correspondence, memoirs, news articles, and stood in for historical figures from the Civil War. Burns also interviewed Daisy Turner, then ...
An apt poem concerning the snow; Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I've tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great And would suffice. ~Bella Swan, Twilight Saga Just kidding! ~Walt Whitman
The golden age of journalism? 22 JANUARY, by Tom Engelhardt It was 1949. My mother — known in the gossip columns of that era as “New York’s girl caricaturist” — was freelancing theatrical sketches to a number of New York’s newspapers and magazines, including the Brooklyn Eagle. That paper, then more than a century old, had just a few years of life left in it. From 1846 to 1848, its editor had been the poet Walt Whitman. In later years, my mother used to enjoy telling a story about the Eagle editor she dealt with who, on learning that I was being sent to Walt Whitman kindergarten, responded in the classically gruff newspaper manner memorialized in movies like His Girl Friday: “Are they still naming things after that old *** ” In my childhood, New York City was, you might say, papered with newspapers. The Daily News, the Daily Mirror, the Herald Tribune, the Wall Street Journal... there were perhaps nine or 10 significant ones on newsstands every day and, though that might bring to mind ...
On page 255 of 912 of The Complete Poems, by Walt Whitman
I want to sit in a library with Robert Frost, Walt Whitman, William Carlos Williams, and Virginia Woolf and talk about w…
Robin Williams, you can read Walt Whitman to me any day.
“And as to me, I know nothing else but miracles” -- Walt Whitman
Did I write the first song that has Walt Whitman, Kurt Cobain, Daniel Lanois and Milt Acorn as influences?
Walt Whitman was in during the American Civil War! No wonder I love going there a lot! And Clara Barton too!
Ok...reading check in time...I closed out 2013 by reading Louise Erdrich's "A Plague of Doves" very good story telling set in small town North Dakota...I also read Junot Diaz "This Is How You Lose Her". I like him more and more with each book of his I read. I also finished "You Deserve Nothing" by Alexander Maksik a very well written, albeit disturbing story about a teacher at an international school in Paris. December also found me finishing Richard Rohr's "Breathing Under Water" a spiritual examination of the twelve step program. Finally I am still winding my way through the collected works if Walt Whitman. I've been at uncle Walt for a while and I am invoking the words of Gordon Lisch "...for God's sake, read slow and writer slower still..." I am starting 2014 with one of the biographies written about Chilean poet/author Pablo Neruda. For all Neruda fans, I highly recommend "Neruda" by Volodia Teitelboim...Happy New Year, everyone!
30 Harshest Author-on-Author Insults: by Emily Temple | 30. Gustave Flaubert on George Sand “A great cow full of ink.” 29. Robert Louis Stevenson on Walt Whitman “…like a large shaggy dog just unchained scouring the beaches of the world and baying at the moon.” 28. Friedrich Nietzsche on Dante Alighieri “A hyena that wrote poetry on tombs.” 27. Harold Bloom on J.K. Rowling (2000) “How to read ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’? Why, very quickly, to begin with, and perhaps also to make an end. Why read it? Presumably, if you cannot be persuaded to read anything better, Rowling will have to do.” 26. Vladimir Nabokov on Fyodor Dostoevsky “Dostoevky’s lack of taste, his monotonous dealings with persons suffering with pre-Freudian complexes, the way he has of wallowing in the tragic misadventures of human dignity — all this is difficult to admire.” 25. Gertrude Stein on Ezra Pound “A village explainer. Excellent if you were a village, but if you were not . ...
To all my fellow US citizens out in who like to identify themselves as here is a little bit of history from a Pulitzer Prize winning book for history...Enjoy! - New York in the 1840s and 1850s was an intensely homosocial city. Men clubbed, ate, drank, rioted, paraded, and politicked together, clustered together in boarding houses and boards of directors, even slept together. Walt Whitman spent much of his time in the company of handsome young workingmen, occasionally bringing them home for the evening, and whether or not he and they engaged in sexual intimacy, other men certainly did. NYC provided many opportunities for same-sex encounters. Vast numbers of men lived outside traditional families in all-male boarding houses. Casual acquaintances could be struck up in the bathhouses near the Broadway hotels, at bohemian bars like Pfaff's, in theaters, aboard ships, along wharves, while strolling in Parks, AND IN CHURCH (in 1846 two man who had met in a house of worship lived together for three months and the ...
Gemini/Birds: Walt Whitman: "Demon or Bird! (said the boy's soul)"... there is a weird scene in the film Long Island Expressway where one Gemini, Paul Dano, recites several lines from Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking, these among them, to another Gemini, Brian Cox: both have Water moons: Pisces & Cancer, respectively; Whitman's moon was right on the Leo-Virgo cusp; the French Astrotheme website says Leo, but I'd call him a Virgo mooner, casue he was obviously doubly attracted to masculinity: also, Virgo/Cancer Neil Peart used this same poem's title for a song on Rush's latest album, Clockwork Angels. Here are several more Bird & Air references in the poem: "Out of the mocking-bird’s throat, the musical shuttle"; "From the memories of the bird that chanted to me... sad brother"; "Up this seashore in some briers, "Two feather’d guests from Alabama, two together, And their nest, and four light-green eggs spotted with brown, And every day the he-bird to and fro near at hand... the she-bird crouch’d o ...
New year's eve? Walt Whitman, Dylan Thomas and Sylvia Plath. Perhaps a little Dalai Lama. You never know.
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From our Walt Whitman desk Saturday’s Boston Herald featured yet another feisty local tabloid triumph. Delta says it will honor man’s tix Delta Airlines has reversed its decision — after repeated Herald inquiries — to deny a man… [ 122 more words. ]
A Passage to India (1924) is a novel by English author E. M. Forster set against the backdrop of the British Raj and the Indian independence movement in the 1920s. It was selected as one of the 100 great works of English literature by the Modern Library and won the 1924 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction. Time magazine included the novel in its "100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005". The novel is based on Forster's experiences in India. E.M. Forster borrowed the book's title from Walt Whitman's poem of the same name in Leaves of Grass. The story revolves around four characters: Dr. Aziz, his British friend Mr. Cyril Fielding, Mrs. Moore, and Miss Adela Quested. During a trip to the Marabar Caves (modeled on the Barabar Caves of Bihar), Adela finds herself alone with Dr. Aziz in one of the caves, panicks and flees; it is assumed that Dr. Aziz had attempted to assault her. Aziz's trial, and its run-up and aftermath, bring out all the racial tensions and prejudices between indigenous . ...
The Letter of Walt Witman about "Hispanic Heritage in U.S" The Spanish Element in Our Nationality. In 1883, Santa Fe, the capital of the New Mexico Territory, celebrated its 333rd anniversary, and local authorities invited Whitman to deliver a commemorative poem. Living by then in his final retreat of Camden, New Jersey, Whitman declined to travel and sent instead this letter, which was reproduced in the national papers. The New York Times published it under the title, "Walt Whitman on America: The Good Gray Poet's View of Our Population and Our Future." "We Americans have yet to really learn our own antecedents, and sort them, to unify them," he wrote. Those who believe that the United States is a mere Anglo-Saxon country are wrong; the "British and German stock," as he phrases it, "already threaten excess" and needed to be counterbalanced. Whitman decried the "seething materialistic and business vortices, in their present, devouring relations, controlling and belittling everything else." But instead of ...
Malisa, I've hesitated because to leave out any of my friends seems traitorous. Here are a few: Walden, Thoreau; Lincoln, Carl Sandburg; Hawaii, James Michener; All the Pretty Horses, Cormac McCarthy; Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Tom Robbins; the Bible; On the Road, Jack Kerouac; Go Down Moses, Faulkner (or any sentence of his); Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald; To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee; Tale of Two Cities, Dickens; Lonesome Dove, Larry McMurtry; Black Boy, Richard Wright; Watership Down, Richard Adams; "Song of Myself" Walt Whitman--"I think I could turn and live with the animals, they're so placid and self-contained. I stand and look at them long and long." Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad. I guess I should stop, for now.
What’s in a name? Fascinated by the question, the 19th century poet Walt Whitman wrote, “Names are magic. One word can pour such a flood through the soul.” He was intrigued by names that captured the imagination, especially the names of Native Americ… This article originally appeared at BuzzFeed ...
Here's that list of my favorite Podcasts of 2013 that none of you asked for. 10. *** w/ Marc Maron -The Baratunde Thurston, Lou Barlow and Carl Reiner episodes were a few of my favorites 9. The Hollywood Prospectus (Grantland) - Andy Greenwald has some of the best Breaking Bad analysis of anyone this year - Also Chris Ryan made a killer 90s Alternative Rock playlist for one of the episodes. 8. The Dead Authors Podcast - Paul F. Thompkins as H.G. Wells is perfect. Kurt Braunohler as Wlliam S. Burroughs and James Adomian as Walt Whitman are required listening. 7. The Nerdist - Ol' Reliable, The Nick Offerman episode and any of the "Hostfuls" were especially good. 6. The B.S. Report - the podcast that got me into listening to Podcast still entertains - Guess the Lines with Cousin Sal are always entertaining. 5. How Did This Get Made - A new one for 2013 for me, Jason Mantzoukas, Paul Sheer and June Diane Rafael have such a great rapport and never fail to make me laugh. The "Over the Top" and "Daredevil" Epis ...
Pridelets from Tommy for December 17, 2013 1955, according to the New York Times, the Roman Catholics of Camden New Jersey are organizing an effort to "prevent the naming of a new Delaware River Bridge after Walt Whitman." But it's not because of Whitman's homosexuality (which they refuse to acknowledge) it's because his works are "homoerotic." ("'Homosexual' equates to 'sex perversion', while 'homoerotic' merely implies 'a strong affection for man.'" 1963, "The New York Times" warns that a "Growth of Overt Homosexuality in City Provokes Wide Concern (about public safety.)" 1987, Bert Parks hosts Atlantic City's "US Man of the Year Pageant." Asked the differences between this and his former gig, the "Miss America Pageant," Parks explains ... "the bathing suits will be a little different. 1989, the San Francisco Examiner reports that the first *** Episcopal priest has been ordained. 1997, New Jersey becomes the first state in the United States to permit openly *** couples to adopt children. 2002 ,The New . ...
Astrophysicist and Director of the Hayden Planetarium, Neil deGrasse Tyson reads Walt Whitman's "When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer." DARK UNIVERSE, the new...
OK...I put this off for a week...but... Deborah Sabo, here are 10 of the (many) books which most affected my life: 1. Leaves of Grass (Walt Whitman): I own like 10 editions of this book and I've read and re-read its poems too many times to count. 2. The Hobbit (J. J. R. Tolkien): The first novel I ever read...3rd or 4th grade. 3. Europe and the People without History (Eric Wolf): It may not be theoretically sexy these days...but I read this in my Freshman year in college... It lead me back to Marx, and eventually forward to Benjamin and Harvey and Soja and, yeah...I think it made an impact.. 4. Tropic of Cancer (Henry Miller) 5. Catch 22 (Joseph Heller) 6. Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (James Agee) 7. Gaudy Night (Dorothy L. Sayers): My wife introduced me to this book...last and (in my opinion) best of a trilogy with both Lord Peter Wimsey & Harriet Vane...I cherish it as it was important to her as a young girl...and it gives me insight into her...and what she'd like in a partner... 8. 1970s ...
A BOOK BLOGGER made it clear that she does not review GLBT books. I respect her choice. One question... does that include authors? (Virginia Wolfe, Oscar Wilde, Gertrude Stein, Walt Whitman, Truman Capote, Emily Dickinson, Plato)
Driving Into The Past. December 1998. Fifteen Years Ago: I experienced a frightening moment of clarity as I inched my way to campus in the rush hour traffic this morning. I gave up trying to find a radio station that wasn't talking about Clinton and continued pursuing a line of thought that emerged late last night. How did I end up where I'm at today? What occurred in the past to lead me to now? I had left university in Waterloo back in the seventies to find a place to read and ended up in Victoria where I immersed myself in literature. I consumed John Updike, Norman Mailer, Saul Bellow, Ernest Hemmingway, Raymond Carver, John Cheevers, Jerzy Kozinski, Herman Hesse, Thomas Mann, Turgenev, Lermontov, Pushkin, Chekhov, Tolstoy, Gogol, Dostoevsky, Borges, D.H. Lawrence, Joseph Conrad, Vladimir Nabokov, Albert Camus, Jean Paul Sartre, John Cowper Powy's, Knut Hamsun, Tennessee Williams, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Walt Whitman; on and on I read, until I realized one grey winter afternoon that I wanted to be a writer ...
Rules: List 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Don't take more than a few minutes and don't think too hard - they don't have to be the "right" or "great" works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag 10 friends, including me, so I'll see your list. 1. Little Men (Louisa May Alcott) 2. The Eden Express (Mark Vonnegut) 3. From Childhood to Adolescence (Maria Montessori) 4. The Truth About Unicorns (Bonnie Jones Reynolds) 5. Animal Dreams (Barbara Kingsolver) 6. One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez) 7. Little Miss Strange (Joanna Rose) 8. The Social Conquest of Earth (E.O.Wilson) 9. Truth or Dare (Starhawk) 10. Leaves of Grass (Walt Whitman) I'm only tagging my friend who tagged me, but I'm interested in the lists of anyone who cares to contribute!
"MY PILATES STUDIO" will be doing demonstrayion in the window of LULULEMONS new store @ Walt Whitman mall tomorrow Sunday, Dec 8, from 12-1!!! If you are doing your holiday shopping, come by!!!
that reads like a poem and Walt Whitman would be very proud of it
Ode to Walt Whitman By the East River and the Bronx boys sang, stripped to the waist, along with the wheels, oil, leather and hammers. Ninety thousand miners working silver from rock and the children drawing stairways and perspectives. But none of them slumbered, none of them wished to be river, none loved the vast leaves, none the blue tongue of the shore. By East River and the Queensboro boys battled with Industry, and Jews sold the river faun the rose of circumcision and the sky poured, through bridges and rooftops, herds of bison driven by the wind. But none would stop, none of them longed to be cloud, none searched for ferns or the tambourine’s yellow circuit. When the moon sails out pulleys will turn to trouble the sky; a boundary of needles will fence in memory and coffins will carry off those who don’t work. New York of mud, New York of wire and death. What angel lies hidden in your cheek? What perfect voice will speak the truth of wheat? Who the terrible dream of your stained anemones? Not fo ...
“And I will show that nothing can happen more beautiful than death.”. Walt Whitman
Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.By. Walt Whitman
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