Monday, March 29, 2010
Last Friday, the 26th, was the anniversary of Walt Whitman's death. With April, and National Poetry Month, just around the corner, I just wanted to share these famous images of our first, unofficial, poet laureate.
from Song of Myself--
"I celebrate myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you."
It's almost silly to try and quote just a few lines from Mr. Whitman but those do as well as anything else, I suppose.
I should also mention that Jude Nutter's superbly titled and written collection of poems "I Wish I Had a Heart Like Yours, Walt Whitman" is a finalist for this year's MN Book Award.