Whitman: Liberty

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„Once fully enslaved, no nation, state, city of this earth, ever afterward resumes its liberty.“ (To the States) #Whitman #liberty

Whitman: Listen to All Sides

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„You shall listen to all sides and filter them from your self.“ (no. 2) #Whitman

Whitman, Walt, Song of Myself. East Aurora 1904.

Whitman: The Beginning and the End

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„I have heard what the talkers were talking, the talk of the beginning and the end,

But I do not talk of the beginning or the end.“ (no. 3)

Whitman, Walt, Song of Myself. East Aurora 1904.

Whitman: Earth

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„Earth of departed sunset—earth of the mountains misty-topt !
Earth of the vitreous pour of the full moon just tinged with blue!
Earth of shine and dark mottling the tide of the river !
Earth of the limpid gray of clouds brighter and clearer for my sake !“
(no. 21) #Whitman #earth

Whitman, Walt, Song of Myself. East Aurora 1904.

Whitman: All Truths

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„All truths wait in all things,
They neither hasten their own delivery nor resist it.
They do not need the obstetric forceps of the surgeon.
The insignificant is as big to me as any,
(What is less or more than a touch ?)
Logic and sermons never convince,
The damp of the night drives deeper into my soul.“
(no. 30) #Whitman #AllTruths

Whitman, Walt, Song of Myself. East Aurora 1904.