Walt Whitman 31 May 1819 - 26 March 1892

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Rugged, mountainous, volcanic, he was himself more a French revolution than any of his volumes.
Walt Whitman (1819-1892), U.S. poet. Specimen Days (Feb. 10, 1881).
I will put in my poems, that with you is heroism, upon land and sea—And I will report all heroism from an American point of view.
Walt Whitman (1819-1892), U.S. poet. Starting From Paumanok, sct. 7.
And I will show that nothing can happen more beautiful than death.
Walt Whitman (1819-1892), U.S. poet. Starting From Paumanok, sct. 13.

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Clear, youth. why With Sun I am sad like that. Emotions are pleasing I have a red lips. She seems to be mean I will be a friend But the night comes soon. That person is ahead in time Writing this self poem in French, and then translating it into Japanese was rich.
I really like 'Leaves of Grass', particularly 'Song of Myself'. The poems are in long, free lines, with a rhythm that keeps you reading. Whitman was like no other poet I had read before 2012. Many of his poems are very long in many stanzas-so much the better for a genuine reader.
why does he keep making up words
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