Leaves of Grass


“This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the
 animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks,
 stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and
 labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have
 patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat
 to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of
 men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with
 the young and with the mothers of families, read these leave
s in the open air every season of every year of your life, re
 examine all you have been told at school or church or in any
 book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your ve
ry flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency
 not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face
 and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and
 joint of your body.” - Walt Whitman

Lots to write but too tired tonight. Reading an oldie but goodie
 instead, and felt like sharing.


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