Walter Walt Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist and journalist.
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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 more...life 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.
I swear to you, there are divine things more beautiful than words can tell. -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 ...
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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 ...
Rest in love Dr. Charles Hayes. We will keep the integrity of Gospel Music alive. Walt Whitman and the...
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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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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
“If anything is sacred the human body is sacred." Walt Whitman We come into this world as babies, wrapped in flesh blessed with wisdom in our body that is deeper than any philosophy. The human soul...
Once again, everybody, the whole community, made the MAGIC possible. I'm very glad of participating in the whole process of building up the new Zulla and feeling like a minuscule but important part of the COMMUNITY. Celebrating it this Saturday, I'm enjoying my life and other's life. Now I can understand better what Walt Whitman once said, I CELEBRATE myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.
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.
"This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants. "-Walt Whitman
"The future is no more uncertain than the present." ~Walt Whitman
Leaves of Grass - Book 1 - Poems of Walt Whitman - FULL Audio Book - Poetry American poet Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass," is a massive collection of poems ...
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 ...
“NOT I – NOT ANYONE else, can travel that road for you, You must travel it for yourself.” – Walt Whitman
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.
That you are here—that life exists and identity, That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse. - Walt Whitman
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
What are you currently reading? — The Penguin Anthology of 20th Century American Poetry & Walt Whitman: Collecte...
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."
"Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes.". --Walt Whitman
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 -
"Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you." insight of 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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Get a Free National Poetry Month Poster Celebrate National Poetry Month this April by displaying the official 2014 poster created by award-winning designer Chip Kidd. The poster features an excerpt from Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself." Request a poster now at to ensure delivery by April.
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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All we have is Walt Whitman and Georgia O'Keeffe.
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, 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 | flavorwire.com 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.
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 . ...
Only the masterful James Barron could include Walt Whitman reference in article about walking to the Super Bowl.
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 Habermas...so, 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
"Walt Whitman once said, "I see great things in baseball. It's our game, the American game. It will repair our losses and be a blessing to us." You could look it up." - Annie Savoy, Bull Durham
Reexamine all that you have been told in school, or in church or in any book. Dismiss whatever insults your soul. ---Walt Whitman
I sing the body electric instead of the stranded mind…for I've changed. One can change, I've learned that ~ Walt Whitman
We heard from a friend how much you always wanted a song about Walt Whitman with a sing-along refrain at the end, so we wrote one! Come sing it with us at the Lamp Post tonight!
"Happiness, not for another place but this place...not for another hour but this hour." -Walt Whitman ❤️❤️
I just enjoyed a delicious bowl of spaghetti o's, grilled cheese sammich, and a big glass of milk without any interruptions! Now I'm just gonna sit back and read some Walt Whitman and see how long the peace last. Lol
Walt Whitman in Song of Myself. About an animal. "Picking out here one that shall be my amie, choosing go with him on brotherly terms."
Reading Walt Whitman. A few candles on my table cant be missed.
"As I flit through you hastily, soon to fall and be gone, what is this book / what am I myself but one of your meteors?" . --Walt Whitman
"Ode to Walt Whitman" by Leanna Martin. On exhibit now in the Lewandowski Classroom Gallery at the…
"My words itch at your ears till you understand them." ― Walt Whitman
If only Walt Whitman had been able to put giant scrolling photos behind his words... Just imagine the beautiful stories he could have told.
O Captain my captain! Literary scholars and lovers of literary author cinema , will remember this line from the film "Dead poets circle" where Robbin Williams plays the eccentric teacher, his students revere him and their refrain becomes "O captain my captain". What many don't know, is the origin of these lines. Listening to the radio just now, as they evoked the ten day national mourning, and the itinerary of his remains, and honour the people of South Africa are getting ready to bestow to our just fallen hero, I was reminded of Abraham Lincoln's funeral train. Lincoln is one of the very few men on earth that I can firmly compare to Mandela. For he is the man who in 1865, signed the emancipation act, putting an end to slavery in the USA. When a few months later, he got assassinated, so forlorn were the American people, they chose to do an itinerary that enabled as men people as possible to see their fallen president. This itinerary was quasi identical to the Lincoln had taken coming to Washington DC ...
Roadway reduced to two lanes on I-95 NB between Walt Whitman Brg and Washington Ave in
roadway reduced to two lanes on I-95 SB between Washington Ave and Walt Whitman Brg
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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
“The words of my book nothing, the drift of it everything.” Walt Whitman
The high five at the end was legend L=O=L - :D Josh Cool Dude :) - JOSH BARNETT, MMA'S MAN OF MULTITUDES, GOES TO A HARDCORE SHOW, THROWS FELLOW FAN OFF THE STAGE A couple of weeks ago on this site UFC heavyweight contender and MMA legend Josh Barnett presented his guide for making yourself a more gentlemanly gentleman--from the clothes you wear to the booze you drink, from the way you speak to the way you wear your beard. But Josh Barnett, as you may have noticed, is large and, like Walt Whitman before him, contains multitudes: Underneath the Versace suits, the four-in-knot ties, the 30-year-old whiskeys, and the Cormac McCarthy novels lives the soul of a Viking and beats the heart of a true metalhead. So when Barnett has had enough of condemning the preponderance of noncommittal words in today’s English vernacular or taking Frank Mir’s head off with punches, he likes to go see hardcore bands like Every Time I Die in concert, climb up onstage, grab the nearest fan, throw them over his shoulder into a ...
Re-examine all that you have been told. dismiss that which insults your soul. -Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman was SUCH a useless basic client
Somebody tagged me in the 10 favorite books thing. I don't have 10 constant need-to-have books, but here's my best shot: 1. "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman 2. "Post Office" by Charles Bukowski 3. "The IRA: A History" by Tim Pat Coogan 4. "A Modest Proposal" by Jonathan Swift 5. "Siddhartha" by Herman Hesse 6. "A River Runs Through It" by Norman McLean (shut up)
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity. — Walt Whitman ;D
Every moment of light and dark is a miracle, - Walt Whitman decide what is best for you - the first time around, - Oprah
"All is a procession; The universe is a procession, with measured and beautiful motion."- Walt Whitman
I Hear America Singing by Walt Whitman I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear, Those of mechanics, each one singing his as it should be blithe and strong, The carpenter singing his as he measures his plank or beam, The mason singing his as he makes ready for work, or leaves off work, The boatman singing what belongs to him in his boat, the deckhand singing on the steamboat deck, The shoemaker singing as he sits on his bench, the hatter singing as he stands, The wood-cutter’s song, the ploughboy’s on his way in the morning, or at noon intermission or at sundown, The delicious singing of the mother, or of the young wife at work, or of the girl sewing or washing, Each singing what belongs to him or her and to none else, The day what belongs to the day — at night the party of young fellows, robust, friendly, Singing with open mouths their strong melodious songs.
"O Captain, my Captain. Who knows where that comes from? Anybody? Not a clue? It's from a poem by Walt Whitman about Mr. Abraham Lincoln. Now in this class you can either call me Mr. Keating, or if you're slightly more daring, O Captain my Captain."...Robin Williams.a class apart!!
The Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, the Federalist Papers, Ralph Waldo Emerson, David Thoreau, Hawthorne, Mark Twain, Henry and William James, John Dewey, Thomas Hart Benton, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Steve Vai, are an American education the by which the American Allist grows thick and superabundant with spiritual and material gifts.
Former president Mbeki once quoted Walt Whitman in one of his exceptional state of d nation address,oh captain my captain!reading dis poem again it is s relevant to d people mbeki was referring to s it is relevant to mandela..oh captain my captain rest in peace indeed...
I had to write a poem in the style of Walt Whitman for a final assignment in my American lit class. Of course Adrian see what I am doing, and his with great interest he decides to try his hand at my assignment. This is what he came up with... I celebrate myself, I sing myself. In static pitch of mechanical tones – melancholic industrial bones. Deoxyribonucleic Acid bound by proteins in gobs and masses. Sewn of stitch made flesh and sinew carved of earth by ebb and flow. Skeletal construct given meat by nature – cartilage framework – nomenclature. Nervous system wired by fate, powered by sparks of interests that mate. Catalyst of evolutions won – I am many but also none. Child of chaos and noxious explosion, offspring of sun and in that notion... I come from the soup of ancestors before me – boiled in essence of beings what borne me. Strained from the broth of existence and chilled – folded into the salad of thrills. The mayonnaise of life met with celery salt of age – tuna fish sandwich – ...
I read a quote recently that said, "I don't seek good fortune... I am good fortune!" This simple statement is changing how I am living my life. There is more peace, more acceptance and humility, and more drive to take my life where I want it to go. Thank you Walt Whitman, brought to me by Daisaku Ikeda whose wisdom and joie de vivre I nurture and cherish to truly live my best life this time around.
Walt Whitman one of my favorite poets
once i put a Walt Whitman quote from Leaves of Grass into my first business assignment and my professor said that he'd used that very quote in his dissertation :'( last day of classes for the semester, celebrated with 6 mini scoops and 1 big scoop of ice-cream at Carmen & David's, but still that melancholy. 'cause despite the times when i floated through the day like a zombie cyborg wincing at my headbanging-induced aching neck and too drugged on coffee and 95% dark chocolate to care i had these excellent professors and yes what if they teach economics and business and statistics and literary theory and politics they are endlessly intelligent and interesting and kind to me and they made it all worthwhile sigh this is why Prof Mueller keeps saying that i'm a tender loving soul
PROUD music of the storm, Blast that careers so free, whistling across the prairies, Strong hum of forest tree-tops —wind of the mountains, Personified dim shapes —you hidden orchestras, You serenades of phantoms, with instruments alert, Blending, with Nature’s rhythmus, all the tongues of nations; You chords left us by vast composers —you choruses, You formless, free, religious dances —you from the Orient, You undertone of rivers, roar of pouring cataracts, You sounds from distant guns, with galloping cavalry, Echoes of camps, with all the different bugle-calls, Trooping tumultuous, filling the midnight late, bending me powerless, Entering my lonesome slumber-chamber, why have you seiz’d me? (Walt Whitman, "Leaves of Grass")
Thinking of Mandela I read this by Walt Whitman from his "Song of the Broad Axe:" "How beggarly appear arguments before a defiant deed! 135 How the floridness of the materials of cities shrivels before a man’s or woman’s look! All waits, or goes by default, till a strong being appears; A strong being is the proof of the race, and of the ability of the universe; When he or she appears, materials are overaw’d, The dispute on the Soul stops, 140 The old customs and phrases are confronted, turn’d back, or laid away. What is your money-making now? what can it do now? What is your respectability now? What are your theology, tuition, society, traditions, statute-books, now? Where are your jibes of being now? 145 Where are your cavils about the Soul now?"
"You're not a business man. You don't care about customers and money... You are an artist. A beefartist. A poet! Who writes with meat and buns and pickles. Like a greasy heterosexual Walt Whitman!"
"I am an acme of things accomplish'd, and I an encloser of things to be."-Walt Whitman
One of my favorite poets is Walt Whitman. There is so much hope intertwined in his words and rough reality set in his images. I did a seminar paper on his work Leaves of Grass in college, discussing his possible link … Continue reading →
Lana reciting Walt Whitman & Allen Ginsberg in was absolutely beautiful.
Well, the elves at the interweb company have me back online, and I remembered that tonight is American Horror Story so I went up and knocked the snow off the dish. But it was a nice couple of hours with Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell, Walt Whitman, and Allen Ginsberg.
No-Shave November 2013 Update: Charles Darwin inches ahead of Walt Whitman. Now only trails ZZ Top and God.
Well done homeboy makes Tucker Max look like a regular Walt Whitman.
Red potatoes, Clementines, Lemon breakfast ring, peanut butter cookies = $18.55 In 1855 the first bridge over the Mississippi River was opened in Minneapolis. Michigan State is established: first land-grant college. Penn State is established as Farmer's High School. Elections are held for the first Kansas Territory legislature. Missourians cross the border in large numbers to elect a pro-slavery body. The Nepalese invasion of Tibet starts the Nepalese-Tibetan War (1855-1856). (That nice peaceful country INVADED a neighbor !?!) The Great Gold Robbery took place from a train between London Bridge and Folkestone in England. 200 pounds of gold! The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, is dedicated (as the Jews' Hospital) in New York City; it opens to patients on June 5. The Kansas territorial legislature convenes in Pawnee and begins passing proslavery laws. Walt Whitman's poetry collection Leaves of Grass is published in Brooklyn. Sevastopol falls to French and British troops in the Crimean War. Scottish mission ...
THINGS YOU MAY OR MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT ME – BIRTHDAY EDITION. I decided to do this after reading several of my friends’ lists. I avoided “liking” their posts so no one would suggest I do one. I don’t need another thing on my to-do list. There was no way in *** I was going to do it. Too late. Making a list was in my head. I contradict myself. (Do I contradict myself? Very well, I contradict myself. I am large. I contain multitudes – Walt Whitman, one of my favorite quotes .) I’ve loved it when John McEnroe, Charles Barkley, Kanye West, Madonna, & Miley Cyrus got on everyone’s nerves. Three of the young men I mentored are dead. Killed, questionable death, and illness. All could have been averted (Could they have? Are our deaths destined?). I spoke at their funerals and memorial services. When I was younger, at holiday dinners, I ate four or five loaded plates of food. My eating habits are legendary within my family and among family friends. I love sugar. I have eaten whole pies, ...
Chris Allen is conducting...so we meet again Walt Whitman...
Today I am thankful for my many role models, living and deceased who have had such a dramatic impact on my life. I can't even begin to list them all, but I'm going to try to list some of the more notable ones. A few of those who have passed beyond the veil: Buddha, Gandhi, My Grandmother, my God Parents, Joan of Arc, Mother Theresa, Albert Einstein, Nikola Tesla, Yeshua of Nazareth (commonly referred to as Jesus Christ), Oscar Wilde, Walt Whitman and Carl Jung. There are quite a few who are still alive though I do not know them personally: The Dalai Lama, Ru Paul, Sharon Needles, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (official), Pope Francis, Deepak Chopra, and Doreen Virtue. And especially to the three women who are still alive and I have the great honor of knowing personally: My Mother (Jackie Trawick), My personal mentor Kelly Wright, and my pagan muse Kat Privett-Duren.
Can't believe I'm doing one of these... this is what I get for not reading the fine print before liking something on fb! ;) I've been given the number 11. Like my status and I'll give you a number! 1. When I was 7, my sweet second grade teacher Mrs McDonald sent a poem I had written to a young poet's contest. My poem, "The Rose", was selected and published in their Young American Poet's Anthology. It took me about a year to calm down after seeing my poem IN PRINT. 2. I love poetry and read anthologies like other people read novels. My favorite poets are Tennyson, Browning, and of course Seamus Heaney. Sometimes Walt Whitman depending. 3. I play the piano and the cello. I'm better on the piano but prefer the cello. I'm not built to play either because my hands are really small, but years of stretching exercises really helped that a lot. At my best I had a 10-key span. 4. I'm adopted and have 2 half bio siblings and one full bio sibling, in addition to my six "real" brothers and sisters. 5. I hate swimming ...
Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road, Healthy, free, the world before me, The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose. - Walt Whitman, "Song of the Open Road" Wayfaring Strangers Art Podell and Jim Moran have collected enough material for three shows or more about this, probably the most popular folk theme across all of the Anglophone countries and cultures. The vagabond within us cries, as Gordon Lightfoot suggests, and at some times or all times we all want with Huck Finn to light out for the territories. Join us this Saturday morning as we do exactly that, musically at least - over the air in southern California at KPFK-FM 90.7 and worldwide at KPFK.org - always at 6am PST, 7am MST, 8am CST, and the always-comfortable 9am EST. Also available on the Pacifica Radio Android app. Archived for 2 weeks at KPFK.org with podcast info available at artpodell.com. Playlist: Songs of the Open Road Roots Music and Beyond - KPFK-FM, KPFK.org November 16, 2013 Theme/Op ...
Also Di Vinci sketches, cuneiform tablets, some of Edgar Allen Poe's manuscripts, a photograph of Walt Whitman and a Gutenberg Bible.
If you love Fort Greene and poetry, you'll want to get a wonderful new biography of Pulitzer Prize winning poet, MARIANNE MOORE, who lived at 260 Cumberand Street in FG for46 years, and who also loved baseball: "Writing is exciting / And baseball is like writing." She had a bad back and was instructed to hang herself upside down on a trapeze, hence the title of the new bio: "Holding On Upside Down," by Linda Leavell; Farrar, Straus & Giraux, 2013. Now at Greenlight Bookstore in FG and at all other major book stores, $22. An excellent read, and a perfect complement to our FG literary heritage with Walt Whitman and Richard Wright.
I'm covering the first half of South River-Walt Whitman girls soccer state semifinal while Mike Peters lazily makes his way here.
Catonsville beat Eleanor Roosevelt, 5-0, and will play the winner of South River-Walt Whitman in the Class 4A state girls' soccer final.
Hillary Rodham senior thesis From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia In 1969, Hillary Rodham wrote a 92-page senior thesis for Wellesley College titled "There Is Only the Fight . . . ": An Analysis of the Alinsky Model. The subject was famed radical community organizer Saul Alinsky. (Obama training by Alinsky kp add) The thesis offered a critique of Alinsky's methods as largely ineffective, all the while describing Alinsky's personality as appealing. The thesis sought to fit Alinsky into a line of American social activists, including Eugene V. Debs, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Walt Whitman. Written in formal academic language, the thesis concluded that "[Alinsky's] power/conflict model is rendered inapplicable by existing social conflicts" and that Alinsky's model had not expanded nationally due to "the anachronistic nature of small autonomous conflict." In the acknowledgements and end notes of the thesis, Rodham thanked Alinsky for two interviews and a job offer. She declined the latter, saying that " ...
"It is said that Walt Whitman used to roam the grounds." More good development news for Germantown
Are there any locations here on Long Island you would do on show? Walt Whitman house, Roosevelt or Mt Misery road?
Whippin in the kitchen. I cook it up like Walt Whitman. Crystal clear diamonds in my ear, call it Jesse Pinkman.
He read me Shel Silverstein and Walt Whitman tonight
Just spent 30 minutes researching to find a good Walter White/Walt Whitman joke. I came up empty, but now I know all about Leaves of Grass.
Update, Walter White in for Walt Whitman. hey Walt Whitman, are you in or are you out??"
Walt Whitman fell off the gondola ride at Walt Disney World, that's why we can't ride it anymore. Thanks a lot, Walt Whitman.
Dead Poets Society (its actually from a Walt Whitman poem)
The statement of Friedrich Nietzsche that God is dead, is only symbolic because God has never been in the first place--not even born. How can he be dead? But it was a tremendously powerful symbol to declare that God is dead.Hence, I celebrate myself and I celebrate you.Friedrich Nietzsche's statement also includes another part: "God is dead, therefore man is free." God was the slavery of man, he was the bondage. He was the prison that did not allow humanity to rise to its ultimate heights. He was keeping the whole of humanity reduced to subhuman beings, sinners. His death is a great moment to celebrate.I have chosen this title, I Celebrate Myself from one of the most important poets of America, Walt Whitman. celebr01In the three hundred years of America, there have not been many men who can be compared to the great mystics of the world. Only one man, a poet, comes very close to the mystics, Walt Whitman. One of his beautiful songs is: I Celebrate Myself. America has not paid much attention to Walt Whitman ...
Thanks to God, Buddha, Jesus of Nazareth, Gandhi, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Albert Enstein, Rhonda Byrne, Henry Ford, Walt Whitman, Burton Hills, Thich Nhat Hanh, Moby, Woodkid, Kylie, Deep Forest Team, W.A. Mozart, Amelie, Perdo J Perez, Raul Diblasio, Nguyen My Phuong, Ignor Krutoy, Armin Van Buuren, Black & Jones, Elmara, Tekiu, Carl Sagan, Richard Feynman, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye, Stephen Hawking, Michio Kaku, Brian Cox, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Brian Greene, Lisa Randall, Zbigniew Preisner, Bert Hermans and Melody Sheep Really appreciate of all the stories, experiences, music and videos. "Believe nothing, no matter you read it or who said it, no matter if i have said it unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense." ~ Buddha "Peace come from within, do not seek it without." ~ Buddha "Do what is right, be pure. At the end of the way is freedom." ~ Buddha "All the we are is the result of all that we have thought." ~ Buddha "Give and it will be given to you." ~ Jesus "Keep your thoughts ...
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know ~ Ernest Hemingwayds ive read in my life, Walt Whitman
"I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best." ~Walt Whitman
Brooklyn Today for October 9: Good morning. Today is the 282nd day of the year. On Oct. 9, 1862, Walt Whitman ...
"The secret of it all is to write in the gush, the throb, the flood of the moment - to put things down without deliberation - without worrying about their style - without waiting for a fit time or place. I always worked that way. I took the first scrap of paper, the first doorstep, the first desk, and wrote - wrote, wrote... By writing at the instant the very heartbeat of life is caught." -Walt Whitman
I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends. ~ Walt Whitman
We abide in Christ by letting the apostolic deposit of truth abide in us, Kevin DeYoung books, -Walt Whitman
Henceforth I ask not good fortune, I myself am good fortune, - Walt Whitman, poet and I believe in myself, - Muhammad Ali
He wrote himself,word by word into her life,,,desire his pen,,fantasy his ink, our, but for this hour,â€ Walt Whitman
From my friend, Drew Kampion : As I Ebb'd with the Ocean of Life by Walt Whitman (1819-1892) I perceive I have not really understood any thing, not a single object, and that no man ever can, Nature here in sight of the sea taking advantage of me to dart upon me and sting me, Because I have dared to open my mouth to sing at all.
and I hear your passes where on the money bull people couldn't catch vs Walt Whitman
In the middle of EVERY Walt Whitman poem you are struck with the image of Walt Whitman skinny-dipping.
A mouse is miracle enough to stagger sextillions of infidels. Walt Whitman
I'm rooting for Red Sox and Dodgers to meet in World Series just for the beard factor. I expect Walt Whitman to take the mound soon.
"some people are so much sunshine to the square inch." Walt Whitman, prolly about Raleigh Becket
“These are the days that must happen to you.”. Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman had a beard Napoli would envy.
we were together. i forget the rest. -Walt Whitman
So I just now figured out Lana del rey is obsessed with Walt Whitman.
"Keep your face always towards the sunshine & the shadows will fall behind you"-Walt Whitman
Copulation is no more foul to me than death is. Walt Whitman
Memories from Walt Whitman High School! Can't wait to reunite with some old friends this weekend!! Go Vikings!!
So we're watching House of Cards and they make reference to a Walt Whitman poem about the death of Abe Lincoln. I happen to know it by heart
Chorus (x2) I thought Swag was dead way before this I thought Swag had been buried in the forest But then Bieber said Swag in a chorus And I went and bought a big fat thesarus Verse 1 you're a Boss hog, you're a top dog You're so slamming, that I would say you've got pogs You're suave, swell, sick In the sense of being ill, chill, slick You're hip, You're a hit, You're the *** You're it If I were being rude then I would say you're the SSHSHS-- Shimmy shimmy cocopuffs, You're so loco you're so dope it's nuts. you're raw as an open cut You're bold, you're golden, You're Funner a stone cold stunner, A real mean mugger You're colder than the other side of my pillow or hot as the underside of the cover in a los angeles summer You're not dumb and dumber, You're smart and smarter You're hard and harder You're Peter Parker right after the spider bite You're so dynamite brightest light A hypest hype you're so zen, you're a ten, you're gem Creme de la creme de la creme de la creme BREAKDOWN (Spoken) In 1860 Walt .. ...
a poetry analysis of 'reconciliation' by Walt Whitman
still not over the fact that Walt Whitman and Oscar Wilde hooked up once
Nobody seems to notice or appreciate Walt Whitman's brilliance the way I do. I've loved his work since I was 12.
Allow me this indulgence with some Walt Whitman. O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done,. The ship has...
Re-examine all you have been told... Dismiss what insults your Soul. ~ Walt Whitman
What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the print I have read in my life. ~ Walt Whitman
Center in the Spirit "Every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle." ~Walt Whitman
Of course you struck out, Mike Napoli. You look like Walt Whitman.
Do you want my book of Walt Whitman poems back too? We all know how much you love to read.
Sex w/Hem that's just gross! Walt Whitman on the other hand...he was a soft soul.
Just got a DM from Walt Whitman scolding me for misreading his poem. Somehow, this does not seem weird.
PENSIVE ON HER DEAD GAZING by Walt Whitman !!! Pensive on her dead gazing I heard the Mother of All, Desperate on the torn bodies, on the farms covering the battlefields gazing, (As the last gun ceased, but the scent of the powder-smoke linger'd) As she call'd to her earth with mournful voice while she stalk'd, Absorb them well O my earth, she cried, I charge you lose not my sons...
Nothing is ever really lost, or can be lost, No birth, identity, form — no object of the world. Nor life, nor force, nor any visible thing; Appearance must not foil, nor shifted sphere confuse thy brain. Ample are time and space — ample the fields of Nature. The body, sluggish, aged, cold — the embers left from earlier fires, The light in the eye grown dim, shall duly flame again; The sun now low in the west rises for mornings and for noons continual; To frozen clods ever the spring's invisible law returns, With grass and flowers and summer fruits and corn.-walt whitman (good bye for a little while, i need a break, text or message (i'll keep my messenger up on the phone thanks).
"Well, Everyman has a religion; has something in heaven or earth which he will give up everything else for – something which absorbs him – which may be regarded by others as being useless – yet it is his dream, it is his loadstar, it is his master. That, whatever it is, seized up on me, made me it's servant, slave – induced me to set aside the other ambitions – a trail of glory in the heavens, which I followed, followed with a full heart. When once I am convinced, I never let go." -Walt Whitman
Freedom – to walk free and own no superior. -Walt Whitman
My Friends, I don't ever use this medium and hope you will accept my obvious ignorance. Many of my friends have rejoyced at my becoming a Senior American. Good for them! From Monty Python, "I'm Not Dead Yet." More to the point, a friend of Walt Whitman said at his passing, HE HAD A LOVE AFFAIR WITH THE WORLD." I thank all of my friends that use computers for your messages concerning my continued survival and sincerely thank all for being so thoughtful. I don't really know where this message is going...so, ET, take me home.
I have to go all the way to The Walt Whitman Mall Tomorrow just to go to The Apple Store! Roosevelt Field & Manhasset don't have appointments til Friday! Crazy!
jobs, jobs, jobs, walt Whitman mall, Route 110. Five hundred jobs, hiring tomorrow October 9,2013. Please if you live in this area,go early and apply for a job for yourself in all areas. Dress nice and clean, pull your pants up men. Don't overload your make up ladies, no gum, eye contact not looking down at the floor or out the windows, a firm handshake. JOBS AT WALT WHITMAN MALL RT. 110 JOB FAIR 0CTOBER 9, 2013, GOOD LUCK AND I PRAY THAT YOU BE BLESSED WITH TRAVELING MERCY.
"This movie stands stubbornly alone, and yet in part by virtue of its defiant peculiarity it shows a clear kinship with other eccentric, permanent works of the American imagination, in which sober consideration of life on this continent is yoked to transcendental, even prophetic ambition. More than any other active filmmaker Mr. Malick belongs in the visionary company of homegrown romantics like Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, Hart Crane and James Agee. The definitive writings of these authors did not sit comfortably or find universal favor in their own time. They can still seem ungainly, unfinished, lacking polish and perfection. This is precisely what makes them alive and exciting: ―Moby *** Leaves of Grass, The Bridge and A Death in the Family lean perpetually into the future, pushing their readers forward toward a new horizon of understanding." -- A.O. Scott on The Tree of Life
Every time I see a quote by Walt Whitman I immediately think of Walter White. Ha!
What happened, Dave? I come back from West Virginia and you're doing your best Walt Whitman impression. Did you have a revelation? ;) (nice pic)
Just wanted to thank you all for your support & encouragement. I think the hardest thing about being locked up is the separation. Especially from the ladies! :) I miss kickin it with my friends and fam. what? Kickin it, That might be prison lingo. I guess we all have our journeys. I know that no matter where life takes you this is a beautiful life and it is to be enjoyed. We are all in this together and I truly believe we should all care for and love one another. Dude are we in the 60's or what? If you haven't already, I suggest you read "A Song of Myself" by Walt Whitman. Wow! I thought I was smoked. What an excellent poem. Thanks again Everybody!
"Keep your face toward the sun and your shadows will fall behind." -Walt Whitman
What thoughts I have of you tonight, Walt Whitman, for I walked down the streets under the trees with a headache self-conscious looking at the full moon.
Pioneers! O Pioneers! by Walt Whitman, as read by Will Geer. This is the same poem that is read in the Levi's Go Forth commercial, but without music or any d...
Walt Whitman I sing the body electric, The armies of those I love engirth me and I engirth them, They will not let me off till I go with them, respond to them, And discorrupt them, and charge them full with the charge of the soul. Was it doubted that those who corrupt their own bodies conceal themselves? And if those who defile the living are as bad as they who defile the dead? And if the body does not do fully as much as the soul? And if the body were not the soul, what is the soul?
Walt Whitman said "Dismiss whatever insults your own soul..." Think about the word choice he used, what that means to you, and apply it. You can't hide from all negativity or wrongdoing done by man; but you can recognize and dismiss that which insults your own Soul. Do this to stay grounded and true to yourself. To me, it's the most important thing... ♥
From 295 mount laurel to Walt Whitman bridge I counted 11 people driving and texting. No wonder more people die from this then drunk driving!
Tarkan is definitely the inspiration for much poetry...we are sure Walt Whitman was thinking of him, even in the 1800s. :) Beautiful, Ana Maria!
''Why are there trees I never walk under but large and melodious thoughts descend upon me?'' W. Walt Whitman
On Friday 18th October Kate Charlton Jones will give a talk at Wormingford Community Education Centre on 20th Century American poetry. Kate will be looking predominantly at her great love, the work of Robert Frost, andcontrasting his work with that of Walt Whitman, Wallace Stevens and William Carlos Williams. Her theme will be rural life. £4 donation per person, refreshments available. Doors open at 7.00pm for 7.30 start. For more information or to reserve a place for please call Amanda on 01206 337338
I'm sorry Walt Whitman you will have to wait..Jordan Pilkey just discovered that Duck Dynasty actually shows here!!
I need to have a Walt Whitman beard.
"My call is the call of battle--I nourish active rebellion; He going with me must go well arm'd; He going with me goes often with spare diet, poverty, angry enemies, desertions." -Walt Whitman Song of the Open Road
It deeply saddens me to say this but the day has finally come. All good things must come to an end and after four long years I am heartbroken. My first car, my cougar, or "the coug" as many people called it was taken off my hands today permanently. Despite its busted headlight, starter that got fixed 3 times, leaky transmission, lack of AC, and the front bumper being zip tied and duck taped together, it got the job done god dammit. So even though for the last two years it was a vehicle that not only struck fear in other motorists but myself as well when I was driving it, it was able to handle 7 people in it at once, drove through over a foot of water, and ride all the way over the Walt Whitman bridge on a blown tire. Farewell coug, and wherever you go, even though it'll most likely be a junkyard, I won't forget you :(
Beautiful day! 70 degrees, breezy, and not a cloud in the sky. A Walt Whitman poem. Therapy for the soul:)
Great day of visits at Walt Whitman HS & Mount Sinai HS. Don't forget to come see MC tonight at East Islip at 7pm!
W.B. Yeats, Walt Whitman, Alfred Tennyson... the poets! Oh to be able to go back in time...
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Good morning, wish I had something Walt Whitman-y to say. Anyways enjoy your day. And think of the children.
"We were together, I have forgotten the rest." -Walt Whitman
If you're searching for a job, Walt Whitman Shops will be hosting a Job Fair tomorrow 9am-6pm!
Spent my furlough day thus far going to Walt Whitman High School to speak to their ASL classes about what it's like to be an interpreter. They were delightful and asked a lot of great questions.
Retailers at the Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station want to fill 500 jobs Wednesday at an on-site job fair, where they will seek candidates for positions ranging from entry-level to managemen
Support literature, purchase the book: Alicia visits the studio and reads from "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman. Directed by Clayton C...
Just had an interview at the "brio Tuscan grill" here at the Walt Whitman mall. Pretty sure I did well. He didn't say no, just a list of references. Lol. And he said orientation starts in a week or two. Again he didn't say no. So most likely I will be working here. As a prep cook. :)
"Live Oak with Moss" by Walt Whitman l NOT heat flames up and consumes, Not sea-waves hurry in and out, Not the air, delicious and dry, the air of the ripe summer, bears lightly along white down-balls of myriads of seeds, wafted, sailing gracefully, to drop where they may, Not these—O none of these, more than the flames of me, consuming, burning for his love whom I love! O none, more than I, hurrying in and out; Does the tide hurry, seeking something, and never give up? O I the same; O nor down-balls, nor perfumes, nor the high rain- emitting clouds, are borne through the open air, Any more than my Soul is borne through the open air, Wafted in all directions, O love, for friendship, for you. 2 I SAW in Louisiana a live-oak growing, All alone stood it, and the moss hung down from the branches, Without any companion it grew there, uttering joyous leaves of dark green, And its look, rude, unbending, lusty, made me think of myself, But I wondered how it could utter joyous leaves, standing alone there, witho ...
And henceforth I will go celebrate anything I see or am, and sing and laugh and deny nothing.- Walt Whitman
“I do not ask the wounded person how he feels, I myself become the wounded person.” ― Walt Whitman, Song of Myself
A Clear Midnight by Walt Whitman THIS is thy hour O Soul, thy free flight into the wordless, Away from books, away from art, the day erased, the lesson done, Thee fully forth emerging, silent, gazing, pondering the themes thou lovest best. Night, sleep, and the stars.
Did you catch the article the other day about reading and empathy? A social science experiment showed that people who read fiction -- especially, literary fiction -- will empathize with others more than those who read genre fiction (sci fi, romance, adventure, etc.) and much more than those who read non-fiction or don't read at all. Does this explain a bit of the difference between political parties? Do liberals read more good stuff than conservatives? Political screeds of any kind don't count! What did Walt Whitman say, so well, so long ago? (This is for you, Kay Hobart.) "I am large. I contain multitudes." Yes, poetry will have the same effect, I opine.
'Whoever you are, come travel with me!' - Walt Whitman
“Give me juicy autumnal fruit, ripe and red from the orchard.” - Walt Whitman
A howling good time was had by all at our St. Francis "Leashed of These" celebration. Lucy, Charlee, Jack, Zoe, Madelyn Grace, Rusty, and Allie were all appropriately blessed. We heard words of wisdom from Meister Eckhart, Walt Whitman, and Chief Seattle. there were lots of wagging, wiggling, and wet kisses. Plus, we collected $100 to go to our local no-kill shelter. Thanks to all for three things: Your generosity, your care for our pets, and your abiding friendship. And a big thank-you to Brett and Brenda for opening their lawn to us!
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