The Faces of Whitman

Okay kiddos we’re in the homestretch (or the dying throws) of 2014’s National Poetry Month.
It’s Monday and I’m hungover running late so you all can talk amongst yourselves. Or you can talk to yourselves as long as you speak softly.
Today’s poet is Walt Whitman, a man of many faces. His self-published Leaves of Grass (as you may already know but humor me) was the feature of this year’s NPM poster. I’d like to say I had a hand in that. 😉

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Courte$y of Academy of American Poets. Hopefully you took advantage of this freebie.
Leaves of Grass is another bit of art that can be obtained without co$t here.

Failing to fetch me at first keep encouraged,
Missing me one place search another,
I stop somewhere waiting for you.

From Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself.”

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “The Faces of Whitman

  1. I see or hear Walt Whitman, and I think about Doc Hollywood and old Doc Hogue getting drunk at dinner and holding everyone hostage by reciting Walt Whitman’s work. You haven’t experienced Whitman until an old drunk southern man is saying the words, I guess.

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