Thursday, April 22, 2010

Walt Whitman for Earth Day

Montana sunset Missoula Clark Fork River

EARTH! My likeness!

Though you look so impassive, ample and spheric there,
I now suspect that is not all;
I now suspect there is something fierce in you, eligible to burst
For an athlete is enamour'd of me--and I of him;
But toward him there is something fierce and terrible in me, eligible
to burst forth,
I dare not tell it in words--not even in these songs.

Give me solitude—give me Nature—give me again, O Nature, your primal sanities!



Walt Whitman


Zuzana said...

Lovely sentiment as always. Those are some powerful words and the image is very evocative.;)

Eleonora Baldwin said...

Perfect Earth Day tribute. Both words and image resonate with us. This is a day of celebration!

Thank you
Lola xx

Frugal Scholar said...

Nice! This inspired me to post a Wordsworth poem. Thanks for the inspiration.

Veronica Wald said...

Happy Earth Day, Sallymandy! Glad to see you posting again.

angela recada said...

Beautiful! Happy Earth Day.

Darla said...

Thank you for posting this. I often like to read a little poetry with my morning coffee.


Suecae Sounds said...

Interesting choise of poem. Thanks for sharing it.

Deborah said...

That's a stunning photograph, Sallymandy, and I'm guessing it's one of yours. Nice to see you back again!