Sunday, May 18, 2008

Walt Whitman's "America"

This is very cool. Somehow Sully found a recording of one of America's brightest lights and one of my favorite poets, Walt Whitman, reading from his poem, "America." If you've never read Leaves of Grass do yourself a favor and remedy the situation. In the meantime listen to Whitman speak to us from across a century of time.

Centre of equal daughters, equal sons,
All, all alike endear'd, grown, ungrown, young or old,
Strong, ample, fair, enduring, capable, rich,
Perennial with the Earth, with Freedom, Law and Love.

Enjoy the recording:

And for more background on Whitman, go here, here or here

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