Posts tagged ‘Walt Whitman’


at the stars

I wander’d off by myself, / In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time, / Look’d up in perfect silence at the stars.

Walt Whitman, “When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer” in Leaves of Grass (1900)


strong and content

Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing, / Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulous criticisms, / Strong and content I travel the open road.

Walt Whitman, “Song of the Open Road” (1856)

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