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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

America by Walt Whitman


America

by Walt Whitman
1819-1892


Centre of equal daughters, equal sons, 
All, all alike endear'd, grown, ungrown, young or old, 
Strong, ample, fair, enduring, capable, rich, 
Perennial with the Earth, with Freedom, Law and Love, 
A grand, sane, towering, seated Mother, 
Chair'd in the adamant of Time.






My Take on this: I personally think this poem is a load of wishful thinking, especially during those days, he didnt even live during a time where all men and women were equal, only words on some Hemp paper that was really just a play on words to begin with. Land of the FREE, nah, Land of the FREE MASON. Hell over half Whitmans life, SLAVES were still around, women had no rights. So IDK i just think there is more to this then those few words

17 comments:

  1. sounds like a bias rich man poem to me !

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  2. Things were alright for him back then. Of course, things would be pretty alright for him in any time period.

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  3. Sounds like a bunch of hogwash! I bet he wrote this as his black slave brought him his roast dinner and his wife/mistress sat there, speaking when spoken to! Following :)

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  4. Hmmm...now if only America would live up to this! Thanks for commenting on my blog! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

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  5. I think the logo of your blog just made me pass out.

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  6. I never understood the whole "all men are created equal" thing. No they aren't. It's bloody obvious they aren't.

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  7. I didnt get it.

    But welcome back! :P

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  8. Do you remember The Simpsons where Homer goes on an anti-Walt Whitman tirade? ha, good stuff. Here's the clip:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDqq_13IIyo

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  9. i love the short and sweet ones like that

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  10. @ BlahCooCooBlah - whilst he liked his "meat and two veg", I doubt it was ever served to him by a woman.

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  11. haha, that was a good read. cheered me up. keep up the posting, ill keep on checking you out.

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  12. It reminds me of when people say, "I wish we could go back to the 1950s." They have their head in the sand.

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  13. I think it's more a self-centered take on opportunity. Or rather a rah rah rah propaganda piece.
    But Whitman was against abolitionists earlier in his life, but later flipped his opinion. Kinda depends when this was written I suppose

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