Friday, July 10, 2009

Dose of Culture: Walt Whitman

"When I heard the learn'd astronomer,
When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me,
When I was shown the charts, the diagrams, to add, divide, and measure them,
When I sitting heard the learned astronomer where he lectured with much applause in the lecture room,
How soon unaccountable I became tired and sick,
Till rising and gliding out 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."
--"When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer."

3 comments:

Lindsay-with-an-A said...

When I think of poets with "American voices", I think of Walt Whitman first.

Homero said...

When I think creepy man in a van, I think Walt Whitman.

Lindsay-with-an-A said...

That's hilarious. When I think of Walt Whitman, I think of "I Sing the Body Electric" which is KIN-KY, but I couldn't fit it all on here.

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