Comments on: Sam P. for Nov. 3 Finer than prayer!(?) Sun, 21 Dec 2014 09:21:57 +0000 hourly 1 By: missvirginia Tue, 03 Nov 2009 15:40:00 +0000 You definitely were NOT alone in feeling troubled with this version of Song of Myself. In fact, your last line made my brow furrow and lip tremble a little, “Can I ever really “love the man personally”—or, like Whitman’s from-afar infatuation with Lincoln, do I just have to wish I could?” I had been signing a few emails as Mrs. Virginia S. Whitman, despite the obvious (to me) suggestions that he was not attracted to women. Yet, as we are winding down this class, I think we are looking deeper into his meaning. Not only the meaning of his words, but his flow, his tone, his use of the language in a way that did not become clear to me until recently. Beautiful post!