Walt Whitman | Academy of American Poets

Walt Whitman – Born on May 31, 1819, Walt Whitman is the author of Leaves of Grass and, along with Emily Dickinson, is considered one of the architects of a uniquely American poetic voice. 
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  • Famous Poets ~ Pejar Runs
    Deep in the meadow grass Easy stand the cattle, Lightly lock the young bulls In a mimic battle, Pride gathers with each shock, Every break and rally – That’s where the Pejar runs, Runs like a slip of silver through the valley. Softly as a thrush sings In the morning hushes, Softly sing the waters … Read more
  • Famous Poets ~ Australia Botany Bay
    "I'm old Botany Bay; stiff in the joints, little to say. I am he who paved the way, that you might walk at your ease to-day; I was the conscript sent to hell to make in the desert the living well; I bore the heat, I blazed the track- furrowed and bloody upon my back. … Read more
  • Famous Poets ~ Scotland to the outback of Australia
    Sons of the mountains of Scotland, Welshmen of coomb and defile, Breed of the moors of England, Children of Erin's green isle, We stand four square to the tempest, Whatever the battering hail- No foe shall gather our harvest, Or sit on our stockyard rail. Our women shall walk in honour, Our children shall know … Read more
  • Famous Poet ~ The Hungry Poet
    I have grown past hate and bitterness, I see the world as one; But though I can no longer hate, My son is still my son. All men at God's round table sit, and all men must be fed; But this loaf in my hand, This loaf is my son's bread. https://youtu.be/Vh0KkW42iiY
  • Famous Poet ~ But the heart of man was a wandering thing
    I span and Eve spanA thread to bind the heart of man;But the heart of man was a wandering thingThat came and went with little to bring:Nothing he minded what we made,As here he loitered, and there he stayed. I span and Eve spanA thread to bind the heart of man;But the more we span … Read more
  • At a Dinner Party – Amy LevyFamous Poems ~
    With fruit and flowers the board is deckt, The wine and laughter flow; I'll not complain–could one expect So dull a world to know? You look across the fruit and flowers, My glance your glances find.– It is our secret, only ours, Since all the world is blind. ~ At a Dinner Party – Amy … Read more
  • Oh, Is It Love? – Amy LevyFamous Poet ~
    O is it Love or is it Fame, This thing for which I sigh? Or has it then no earthly name For men to call it by? I know not what can ease my pains, Nor what it is I wish; The passion at my heart-strings strains Like a tiger in a leash. ~ Oh, … Read more
  • Oh, Is It Love? – Amy Levy
    O is it Love or is it Fame, This thing for which I sigh? Or has it then no earthly name For men to call it by? I know not what can ease my pains, Nor what it is I wish; The passion at my heart-strings strains Like a tiger in a leash. ~ Oh, … Read more
  • ~ A PLAN THE MUSES ENTERTAINED. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    A PLAN the Muses entertain'd Methodically to impart To Psyche the poetic art; Prosaic-pure her soul remain'd. No wondrous sounds escaped her lyre E'en in the fairest Summer night; But Amor came with glance of fire,– The lesson soon was learn'd aright. 1827.* ~ A PLAN THE MUSES ENTERTAINED. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe https://youtu.be/pBxA16At2OU
  • The First Dream ~
    and as I lean against the door of sleep The Wind is ghosting around the house tonight I begin to think about the first person to dream, draped in the skins of animals talking to each other only in vowels, for this was long before the invention of consonants. He might have gone off by … Read more
  • The pendulum of love ~
    “BEING EASY WITH THE PENDULUM OF LIFE!” a Sunday poem ©️ Isn’t EMPTY – just-a-state-of-mind? And-being-FULL-may-be-too! Can-we-be-neither-full-nor-empty? Really, what is true? The opposite of boring – may-be crea-ti-vi-ty! Our body-mind connection(s) – It’s all a mystery! I’ve been too-filled at times, I think -EXTREMES ARE QUITE THE THING! Observing-our-moods – as-a-pendulum – has a “classic … Read more
  • Do you think it’s a sin
      But she caught herself before she fell – she grabbed – some-cheese- and-a pear, And some bread with butter – and some jam with cream, “PRETTY?” SHE said, eyes so wide – and, I think, she-started-to-”stream,” Like-she-was-NOT-on-a-diet! (pause) She was jamming it all in, Her eyes, so wide – with wonder: “DO YOU THINK … Read more
  • Watch “Nelson Mandela’s Favorite Poem ‘Invictus’ Read by Morgan Freeman”
    https://youtu.be/SAa6qdBN7Z0 https://youtu.be/PyfOrbO0xf4
  • Walt Whitman 200 | Academy of American Poets
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  • Words, words words! How to read Shakespeare
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