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
forth;
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

8 comments:

Zuzana said...

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

Eleonora 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.
:0)

see you there! said...

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

Darla

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!