Mark Twain Writes a Rapturous Letter to Walt Whitman on the Poet’s 70th Birthday 1889 – Open Culture | Open Culture

Hartford, May 24/89 To Walt Whitman:You have lived just the seventy years which are greatest in the world’s history & richest in benefit & advancement to its peoples. These seventy years have done much more to widen the interval between man & the other animals than was accomplished by any five centuries which preceded them.What … Continue reading Mark Twain Writes a Rapturous Letter to Walt Whitman on the Poet’s 70th Birthday 1889 – Open Culture | Open Culture

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Song of Myself By Walt Whitman

Excerpts: Song of Myself By 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 … Continue reading Song of Myself By Walt Whitman

The use of Nature imagery in the works of Federico Garcia Lorca

Federico Garcia Lorca In his Ode to Walt Whitman, Lorca asks "Whose perfect voice will sing the truths of wheat?" Throughout the poem, he is lamenting the absence of men of the calibre of the "lovely Walt Whitman". The truths of wheat...  Federico Garcia Lorca uses symbolic, nature imagery throughout his work. Whilst addressing sexuality … Continue reading The use of Nature imagery in the works of Federico Garcia Lorca