Walt Whitman died 121 years ago today.The Bruce Springsteen of his age,he sang about what he called“the Divine Average”.And it was always on equal terms,the woman the same as the man, as he suggests in“America”.Shortly before his death,the aging bard may have spoken the poem into one of the Thomas Edison’s devices that made wax cylinder recordings.It authenticity is suggested by the fact that the recording which survives is one of the late poems of Leaves of Grass

Walt Whitman died 121 years ago today.The Bruce Springsteen of his age,he sang about what he called“the Divine Average”.And it was always on equal terms,the woman the same as the man, as he suggests in“America”.Shortly before his death,the aging bard may have spoken the poem into one of the Thomas Edison’s devices that made wax cylinder recordings.It authenticity is suggested by the fact that the recording which survives is one of the late poems of Leaves of Grass

An anthology to warm the coldest heart or charm the least romantic soul, this is a collection of poems (or in some cases, extracts) that are not only memorable, but allow themselves to be easily imprinted in the mind.

An anthology to warm the coldest heart or charm the least romantic soul, this is a collection of poems (or in some cases, extracts) that are not only memorable, but allow themselves to be easily imprinted in the mind.

The imagery that cycles through the poems--fire, shell, highway, wing--gives the collection a rich lyrical-dramatic texture.

The imagery that cycles through the poems--fire, shell, highway, wing--gives the collection a rich lyrical-dramatic texture.

Cosmos: Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan, Neil deGrasse Tyson: 9780345539434: Amazon.com: Books

Cosmos: Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan, Neil deGrasse Tyson: 9780345539434: Amazon.com: Books

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