GOOD MORNING, LITTLE EMMETT...


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Posted by Chirper on 02/27/02 - 10:56:36
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Welcome to the world,
day 3...

A few lines for you & your mom & dad,
from "A Song of Joys"
(Walt Whitman, LEAVES OF GRASS)


O to make the most jubilant song!
Full of music -- full of manhood, womanhood, infancy!
Full of common employments -- full of grain and trees.

O for the voices of animals-- O for the swiftness and balance of fishes!
O for the dropping of raindrops in a song!
O for the sunshine and motion of motion of waves in a song!

O the joy of my spirit -- it is uncaged -- it darts like lightening!
It is not enough to have this globe or a certain time,
I will have thousands of globes and all time.

...
O the mother's [and father's] joys!
The watching, the endurance, the precious love, the anguish, the patiently yielded life.

O the joy of increase, growth, recuperation,
The joy of soothing and pacifying, the joy of concord and harmony.

...
O to realize space!
The plenteousness of all, that there are no bounds,
To emerge and be of the sky, of the sun and moon and flying
     clouds, as one with them.

...
O to have life henceforth a poem of new joys!
To dance, clap hands, exult, shout, skip, leap, roll on, float on!
To be a sailor of the world bound for all ports,
A ship itself, (see indeed these sails I spread to the sun and air,)
A swift and swelling ship full of rich words, full of joys. "


For Further Reading

  • oops - Chirper again, 02/27/02 - 11:01:49
    • opps! - swna, 02/28/02 - 07:06:25


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