Tag Archives: Walt Whitman

First Principles: Keep Your Face Always Toward the Sunshine – and Shadows Will Fall Behind You

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine — and shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman (1819-1892) For something a little different in this month edging up on that day of Thanksgiving and gratitude…is a poetic thought that used … Continue reading

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Rise of the Common Man

This next in the series on American history expounds on the events of the rise of Jacksonian Democracy which is seen a pivotal as the era of the common man and precipitating the American Civil War. Rise of the Common … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Always Keep Your Face Toward the Sunshine – and Shadows Will Fall Behind You

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman    

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: One’s Self I Sing and Other Poetry by Walt Whitman

American poet, essayist and journalist Walter “Walt” Whitman was born on May 31, 1819.  He passed away on March 26, 1892.  Often called the father of free verse, he was a humanist who marked the transition between and incorporated both … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Focused

Playing out this wonderful life with you It’s the best thing that I could ever do Keeping focused on you and my bliss It’s the best of love, peace and happiness Some may say this is California Dreamin’ If it … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: It Is Okay To Contradict Oneself

“Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict myself; I am large — I contain multitudes.” – Walt Whitman Whitman’s ‘Song of Oneself’ can be found here to read in its entirety: http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/poets/s_z/whitman/song.htm Human beings are complex.  Even the … Continue reading

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Rumi’s Secret

Day 13 of the month long challenge was to write a ghazal.   It’s a nice traditional Persian form that has lent itself to the English literary world.  I wrote a poem or two off topic and now am coming … Continue reading

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