Walt Whitman, all-American poet, died on March 26, 1892, however his daring voice nonetheless speaks to us. He referred to as himself “a caresser of life,” and so he was. Whitman sang praises to the physique at a time when the prevailing sentiment was towards any point out of the flesh in poetry or prose. He was a lover of nature in all its wild profusion but in addition a devotee of the drama and the dynamism of town.
Ralph Waldo Emerson referred to as Whitman’s lengthy poem Leaves of Grass “probably the most extraordinary piece of wit and knowledge that America has but contributed.” A part of Whitman’s genius is that he wrote as if literature by no means existed. A self-made man, he liked the variety and brawny vitality of the American expertise. This Quaker, mystic, and cosmic thinker had a secret weapon — enthusiasm for all issues.
To Title This Day:
Learn Walt Whitman’s poem concerning the religious observe of marvel, “Who Learns My Lesson Full?”
Prayers & Mantras
Decide a line from this poem or any poem by Walt Whitman and make a mantra out of it to make use of throughout this week. Apply it enthusiastically.