Jul 04 2009

Whitman and California

Published by at 11:47 pm under Uncategorized

Inspired by Pacific coastal scenes on a trip West, I post Whitman’s homage to California:

Leaves of Grass

A PROMISE to California,
Or inland to the great pastoral Plains, and on to Puget sound and
Sojourning east a while longer, soon I travel toward you, to remain,
to teach robust American love,

For I know very well that I and robust love belong among you,
inland, and along the Western sea;

For these States tend inland and toward the Western sea, and I
will also.


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One Response to “Whitman and California”

  1. Matton 05 Jul 2009 at 1:08 pm

    What a wonderful post, Carol! I love seeing California through a shared Carol-Singley/Whitman lens!!

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