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JoannJ98792769: “You are so much sunshine in every square inch.” -Walt Whitman

St_Aug_News: A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books. -Walt Whitman

varadmehta: Out: Canceling Walt Whitman for being gay. In: Canceling Walt Whitman for we'll figure it out.

dolphinfish55: There is a petition being circulated to remove the statue of Walt Whitman from a Rutgers campus. Yes, another one. Because there was no provision for a negative signature, I, being a true Whitmanian, wrote a LONG-ASSED comment which I will share with you all here.

dolphinfish55: "Walt Whitman was a complex guy, but his contribution to American letters & to the thought of being an American is singular & without parallel or peer. Have you read any of his work? Spend some time with Leaves of Grass, with The Song of the Broad Axe, with Autumn Rivulets, with

thewhiteapple: "We were together. I forget the rest." -Walt Whitman

511PAStatewide: Moving roadwork on I-95 northbound between Exit 19 - I-76 East/Walt Whitman Br and Exit 20 - Columbus Blvd/Washington Ave. There is a traffic disruption.

511PAPhilly: Moving roadwork on I-95 northbound between Exit 19 - I-76 East/Walt Whitman Br and Exit 20 - Columbus Blvd/Washington Ave. There is a traffic disruption.

jholbo1: But my most intriguing, Whitmanesque 'contain multitudes' mental moments do not necessarily correspond to any brain architecture divisions we know to point to. (Draw Walt Whitman as an octopus. Memo to self.) 4/

unnameable42: "The future is no more uncertain than the present." - Walt Whitman

BeachBooksBlog: sea quote of the day: "O brown halo in the sky near the moon, drooping upon the sea! / O troubled reflection in the sea! / O throat! O throbbing heart! / And I singing uselessly, uselessly all the night." Walt Whitman

Belief_First: “I do not ask the wounded person how he feels, I myself become the wounded person.” — Walt Whitman

511PAStatewide: CLEARED: Moving roadwork on I-95 northbound between Exit 19 - I-76 East/Walt Whitman Br and Exit 20 - Columbus Blvd/Washington Ave.

511PAPhilly: CLEARED: Moving roadwork on I-95 northbound between Exit 19 - I-76 East/Walt Whitman Br and Exit 20 - Columbus Blvd/Washington Ave.

T_Immersion: Walt Whitman

bishopalreese: Now Playing: Walt Whitman & The Soul Children of Chicago - We Are One on

slavica_loboda: “All space, all time, the stars, the terrible perturbations of the suns, swelling, collapsing, ending, serving their longer, shorter use, fill’d with eidolons only.” — Walt Whitman, from Leaves of Grass

Coachthom1: Each sunrise seems to bring fresh reasons for faith and hope. Walt Whitman

bishopalreese: Now Playing: Walt Whitman & The Soul Children Of Chicago - Mighty God on

MissTrade: Why Walt Whitman Called America the ‘Greatest Poem’

HowellTwpMSS: The future is no more uncertain than the present. Walt Whitman

JamesPenha: Walt Whitman’s child asks, “What is the grass?” The elderly person in Ralph James Savarese’s New Verse News poem must wonder in the age of coronavirus, “What Is the Air?”

NewVerseNews: Walt Whitman’s child asks, “What is the grass?” The elderly person in Ralph James Savarese’s New Verse News poem must wonder in the age of coronavirus, “What Is the Air?”

smoothiekiing: “I contain multitudes. - Walt Whitman” - Michael Scott

rsmithgrandson: Walt Whitman & the Soul Children of Chicago - Walt Whitman & the Soul Children of Chicago - Shabach (instrumental reprise)

CharleeRemitz: “These are the days that must happen to you.” - Walt Whitman. today’s food for thought

suburban40: Vehcile Fire-837 WALT WHITMAN RD, WEST HILLS, NY

GregoryGorelik: Whitman's poetry sings to our shared humanity. His words transcend generational divides and unite the universal in the particular. Of course these uneducated juveniles want to tear him down.

WartynaDaer: “I swear to you there are divine things more beautiful than words can tell.” -Walt Whitman

Eric_M_Murphy: "When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom’d, And the great star early droop’d in the western sky in the night, I mourn’d, and yet shall mourn with ever-returning spring..." --Walt Whitman

JonnyNickname: It’s weird that there even are Walt Whitman statues when Antler made him obsolete 40 years ago.

leoniedelt: My god, Walt Whitman? Leaves of Grass was required reading in high school english class. wtf?

tonytost: I got so excited when he said this! I remember thinking, "oh shit, this is going to fuel me for years." About two years later, my MFA thesis INVISIBLE BRIDE won the Walt Whitman Award and was published by LSU Press -- the same press that publishes most of Dave Smith's books.

scriblerian: this photo resurrected walt whitman

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NRoofe: “Do anything, but let it produce joy.” – Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

NeilPasricha: “Keep your face always toward the sunshine—and shadows will fall behind you.” Walt Whitman

joyofsimplicity: "The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity." ― Walt Whitman

fun_for_loie: Do I order overpriced Walt Whitman* stamps? *on Wednesday in observance of the Blackout

hmm_bianca: AAAA YESS I GET TO ANALYZE BYRON AND WALT WHITMAN IN THE SAME LESSON TALK ABOUT A DPS CROSSOVER!!!

PhilosL: Influx and Efflux: Writing Up with Walt Whitman

GentonWheels: Eskin looking like a homeless guy that lives under the Walt Whitman bridge is not something I thought we’d see in 2020, but it is satisfying nonetheless.

nypl: Want to give the works of Walt Whitman your own creative spin? Check out these Mad Libs-style poems where you can add your own words.

jmasseypoet: The insane petition to disappear a statue of Walt Whitman now has over 3,000 signatures. If that doesn’t send a chill down your spine, what will? Copies of Leaves of Grass in flames? Because book burnings are coming next.

deadbotsociety: I'm being chased by Walt Whitman!

glowgayglow: walt whitman and wil wheaten may possibly be the same person

pirateirwin: G'Day Hope all ticketyboo with you. Phrase/thought for the day. Hugs xxx Pi “Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.” ― Walt Whitman

shyampa25125975: Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman Tamas Out Tomorrow

TheWJICNetwork: Now playing: Favor by Walt Whitman & SCC! Listen live here:

forward_invest: “Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman

chikuwa100q_bot: 40. If any thing is sacred/ the human body is sacred. [Walt Whitman]

ElizabethEiler: "Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed." - Walt Whitman

deadbotsociety: I'm being chased by Walt Whitman!

itweetthebody: "Do you know that Old Age may come after you with equal grace, force, fascination?" Walt Whitman, Youth, Day, Old Age and Night

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giannilav23: Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes. Walt Whitman

jmasseypoet: "Have you learned the lessons only of those who admired you, and were tender with you, and stood aside for you? Have you not learned great lessons from those who braced themselves against you, and disputed passage with you?" —Walt Whitman

_Wercu_: Pensares (Walt Whitman)

suburban40: Fire Alarm-160 WALT WHITMAN RD, SOUTH HUNTINGTON, NY

hecaete: if you condone the existence of walt whitman you sicken me

crossmansusanna: “Let your soul stand cool / and composed before a million universes…” Walt Whitman, Song of Myself, 48

revkategray: THERE WAS A CHILD WENT FORTH. (Leaves of Grass (1881–1882)) - The Walt Whitman Archive

DaisyFried: Proposal: we can remove statues of Walt Whitman as long as those signing petitions for their removal prove they know anything at all about Whitman, beyond that he participated in some of the racisms of his time, by reciting from memory "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloomed"

polypeptoad: wow turns out despite the public perseption and like everything his work implies walt whitman was just as racist as most white ppl from his time

SmithsonianBot: Walt Whitman in Camden, N.J. (c. 1891) Learn more:

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CFP_Bot: After Wild Bill Hickok: Walt Whitman and Circles

cfretreats: I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars. ~Walt Whitman

TheRealMsMurphy: Why Walt Whitman, 'America's Poet,' Was a Queer Pioneer

mark_bauerlein: In Warsaw, President Trump hailed Chopin. At Mt. Rushmore he praised Walt Whitman and Louis Armstrong. To the rest of the Republicans: defend our patrimony! Americans made Moby-Dick, Falling Water, Kind of Blue, O Pioneers!, Death of a Salesman, Citizen Kane...

matlake27: “After Confederate forces had surrendered at Appomattox Court House, [Walt Whitman] overheard a Union soldier observe that the true monuments to Calhoun were the wasted farms and gaunt chimneys scattered over the South.”

gaysaradio: Why Walt Whitman, 'America's Poet,' Was a Queer Pioneer

KennethFolk: My friend asked me about my favorite poets. Here are some, not ranked, because they are all transcendent: Pat Folk (my mother) Federico García Lorca Bob Dylan William Shakespeare Ernest Hemingway Cormac McCarthy José Lezama Lima Gene Wolfe Robert Frost José Martí Walt Whitman

lmnysf: “Whitman’s claim stemmed from a belief that both poetry and democracy derive their power from their ability to create a unified whole out of disparate parts—a notion that is especially relevant at a time when America feels bitterly divided”

chang40: I have learned that to be with those I like is enough. — Walt Whitman

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Natteitler: Reminder to writers: Walt Whitman self-published the first edition of 'Leaves of Grass'. Believe in your work. Believe it has a future that goes way beyond the lifespan of current gatekeepers and critics.

BlkGospelRadio: NOW PLAYING: My Father Knows - Walt Whitman & The Soul Children Of Chicago » LISTEN NOW at

Rome_Fell: by Walt Whitman

itweetthebody: "Her high-borne turban'd head she wags, and rolls her darkling eye" Walt Whitman, Ethiopia Saluting the Colors

yellow_wood_rd: “Now I see the secret of making the best person: it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.” Walt Whitman

ajtowler: I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best. Walt Whitman

spencerreiss: of course!

Mixonaintshit: Walt Whitman but making a 1960s television appearance wearing a cardigan.

MindbotSmiley: Keep your face always toward the sunshine.. and shadows will fall behind you. —Walt Whitman

tboneafterdark: “Hello, I’m Walt Whitman, you probably have as many questions about reverse mortgages as I did before I called the friendly folks at Liberty Financial.”

dolphinfish55: from the archives – homage to Walt Whitman

MessenMack: Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, and Bob Dylan.

jeremynewberger: How many of the MAGA folks calling liberals and BLM protestors Marxists couldn't pick out who is Karl Marx and who is Walt Whitman in the photos below?

RSGAT: Woo! We're starting out with poetry this week! Big Walt Whitman energy here.

priceinaction: “Keep your face always toward the sunshine—and shadows will fall behind you.” —Walt Whitman

tunkuv: America has gone mad

whiteststevie: just reminded myself how much i love walt whitman... he REALLY is my daddy

RealEmirHan: Walt Whitman, from Song of Myself

FFAGoodDay: Admittedly Walt Whitman is a stretch.

RaymondBrown__: Be curious, not judgmental. - Walt Whitman

aumdada: like the american thunder of social distancing, walt whitman

PreCursorPoets: First a bard seizes de facto control of Seattle for several weeks, then Trump acknowledges the foundational importance of Walt Whitman's poetry, now this. The 2020s will be huge for poetry. Start reading the precursors now.

willapercy: Why Walt Whitman Called America the 'Greatest Poem' - The Atlantic

ScottGreenfield: Reading the story about removing the statue of Walt Whitman, I looked for a reason why they now claim he's racist. "Boskie...goes on to state that students of color 'would feel more comfortable' with the statue’s removal." This is not a reason.



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