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Reconciliation

Reconciliation by Walt Whitman Word over all, beautiful as the sky, Beautiful that war and all its deeds of carnage must in time be utterly lost, That the hands of the sisters Death and Night incessantly softly wash again and … Continue reading

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Unmitigated Adoration

Song at Sunset by Walt Whitman Splendor of ended day, floating and filling me!  Hour prophetic—hour resuming the past!  Inflating my throat—you, divine average!  You, Earth and Life, till the last ray gleams, I sing.  Open mouth of my Soul, … Continue reading

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The Open Road

Excerpt from Song of the Open Road by Walt Whitman Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road, Healthy, free, the world before me, The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose. Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, … Continue reading

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The Triumph of Things

The first two stanzas of Whitman’s Song at Sunset came to mind while I walked my dogs under the trees lit by the setting sun last evening: Splendor of ended day, floating and filling me! Hour prophetic—hour resuming the past! … Continue reading

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Quiet Courage

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.” ~ Maya Angelou My father is a man of quiet … Continue reading

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