Saturday, March 3, 2012
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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