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Walt Whitman: When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom’d

For the sweetest, wisest soul of all my days and lands—and this for his dear sake,
Lilac and star and bird twined with the chant of my soul,
There in the fragrant pines and the cedars dusk and dim.

February 16, 2020 · 6 Comments

David Huddle: America Gave Us

Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, Louis Armstrong Abraham Lincoln, Barrack Obama, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keefe, Frank Loyd Wright, George Gershwin, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan. . They would have achieved greatness anyway, … Continue reading

April 25, 2019 · 4 Comments

Naomi Shihab Nye: United

When sleepless, it’s helpful to meditate on mottoes of the states. South Carolina, “While I breathe I hope.”  Perhaps this could be the new flag on the empty flagpole. Or … Continue reading

November 5, 2018 · 6 Comments

Doug Anderson: Walt Whitman at the Huntington Malls along Walt Whitman Avenue

. I celebrate myself even amid this sheet-rocked temple of kitsch, even in the asphalt tributaries of traffic in which giant Bentleys bumble like Junebugs through the lesser Hondas of … Continue reading

July 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

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