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Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
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Sep 02, 2012

bookshelves: poetry, koleksiku-eng, harta-karun, timbunanku
Recommended to melmarian by: Ndari

dapet buku fisiknya di periplus, only 35k ^^
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Walt Whitman
“I accept Time absolutely.
It alone is without flaw,
It alone rounds and completes all,
That mystic baffling wonder.”
Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

Walt Whitman
“Stop this day and night with me and you shall possess the origin of all poems,
You shall possess the good of the earth and sun.... there are millions of suns left,
You shall no longer take things at second or third hand.... nor look through the eyes of the dead.... nor feed on the spectres in books,
You shall not look through my eyes either, nor take things from me,
You shall listen to all sides and filter them from yourself.”
Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass: The First (1855) Edition

Walt Whitman
“Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you.
You must travel it by yourself.
It is not far. It is within reach.
Perhaps you have been on it since you were born, and did not know.
Perhaps it is everywhere - on water and land.”
Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

Walt Whitman
“And as to me, I know nothing else but miracles”
Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

Walt Whitman
“I am satisfied ... I see, dance, laugh, sing.

Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

Walt Whitman
“Peace is always beautiful.”
Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

Walt Whitman
“Stranger, if you passing meet me and desire to speak to me, why should you not speak to me?
And why should I not speak to you?”
Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

Walt Whitman
“O CAPTAIN! my Captain! our fearful trip is done,
The ship has weather'd every rack, the prize we sought is won,
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring;
But O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.

O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells;
Rise up - for you the flag is flung - for you the bugle trills,
For you bouquets and ribbon'd wreaths - for you the shores
For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning;
Here Captain! dear father!
This arm beneath your head!
It is some dream that on the deck,
You've fallen cold and dead.

My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still,
My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will,
The ship is anchor'd safe and sound, its voyage closed and done,
From fearful trip the victor ship comes in with object won;
Exult O shores, and ring O bells!
But I with mournful tread,
Walk the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.”
Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

Walt Whitman
“Why should I wish to see God better than this day?
I see something of God each hour of the twenty-four, and each moment then,
In the faces of men and women I see God, and in my own face in the glass;
I find letters from God dropped in the street, and every one is signed by God's name,
And I leave them where they are,
for I know that others will punctually come forever and ever.”
Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass
tags: god

Reading Progress

07/09/2012 page 12
07/09/2012 page 53
17.0% "I kinda skipped the preface. :-p"

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