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The Walt Whitman Archive

The Walt Whitman Archive

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"A Child Said, What Is The Grass?" Poem by Walt Whitman A child said, What is the grass? fetching it to me with full hands;How could I answer the child?. . . .I do not know what it is any more than he. I guess it must be the flag of my disposition, out of hopeful green stuff woven. Or I guess it is the handkerchief of the Lord,A scented gift and remembrancer designedly dropped,Bearing the owner's name someway in the corners, that we may see and remark, and say Whose? Or I guess the grass is itself a child. . . .the produced babe of the vegetation. William Blake - The Marriage of Heaven and Hell The Alchemy web site on Back to literary works. The Argument. Rintrah roars & shakes his fires in the burden'd air; Hungry clouds swag on the deep

Whitman and Emerson This section of the site includes two letters, one by Emerson and one by Whitman that became a part of the second edition of Leaves of Grass. This exchange began as a private note of encouragement from Emerson, a well-known poet and lecturer, to an obscure journalist at the beginning of his poetic career. The following letter to Whitman from Ralph Waldo Emerson, 21 July 1855 is among the most famous letters ever written to an aspiring writer. Here Emerson suggests the complex foreground that preceded the publication of Leaves of Grass. Without asking Emerson's permission, Whitman gave this private letter to Charles Dana for publication in the New York Tribune on October, 1855. Emerson's letter as well as an open letter to Emerson written by Whitman was then printed in an appendix to the 1856 edition of Leaves of Grass.

Emily Dickinson - Biography and Works About Our Emily Dickinson Collection On the left you will find 3 poetry books published by Emily’s family after her death. Many in the academic community feel that these books were poorly edited and are not true to Dickinson’s vision. Paul P. Reuben Website © Paul P. ReubenProfessor Emeritus, Dept. of English, CSU Stanislaus June 10, 2016E-Mail | Alphabetical List: 460 American Author Pages: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPRSTUVWYZ | | Awards| Feedback| Online Books - New & Old | Useful Links | The Perfect High by Shel Silverstein There once was a boy named Gimmesome Roy. Now, Baba Fats was a hermit cat who lived up in Nepal,High on a craggy mountaintop, up a sheer and icy wall."But hell," says Roy, "I’m a healthy boy, and I’ll crawl or climb or fly,But I’ll find that guru who’ll give me the clue as to what’s the perfect high."So out and off goes Gimmesome Roy to the land that knows no time,Up a trail no man could conquer to a cliff no man could climb.For fourteen years he tries that cliff, then back down again he slidesThen sits –– and cries –– and climbs again, pursuing the perfect high.He’s grinding his teeth, he’s coughing blood, he’s aching and shaking and weak,As starving and sore and bleeding and tore, he reaches the mountain peak.And his eyes blink red like a snow–blind wolf, and he snarls the snarl of a rat,As there in perfect repose and wearing no clothes –– sits the godlike Baba Fats.

Fables of representation: Poetry of the New York School <a href=" of representation: Poetry of the New York School.</a> Since discovering Ron Padgett's Great Balls of Fire in a Chicago classroom in 1971, I have been drawn to the poets of the New York School New York school Painters who participated in the development of contemporary art, particularly Abstract Expressionism, in or around New York City in the 1940s and '50s. . From its Joe Brainard cover design to the sonnet "Nothing in that Drawer," which consists entirely of the title line, the book promised something quite different from the Thomas Kinsella, Theodore Roethke Theodore Huebner Roethke (IPA: ['ɹ ɛ]; RET-key) (May 25 1908 – August 1 1963) was a United States poet, who published several volumes of poetry characterized by its rhythm and natural imagery. , and Sylvia Plath Noun 1.

Walt Whitman Archive - Walt Whitman's Correspondence - The Walt Whitman Archive In this section, the Whitman Archive offers a growing amount of correspondence. We are gathering, transcribing, and encoding documents so as to compile the first complete record of Whitman's personal correspondence, both incoming and outgoing. In 2010, with generous support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) we made available Whitman's Civil War correspondence. We are now in the process of editing and publishing Whitman's two-way correspondence from the Reconstruction and post-Reconstruction years, also with NHPRC support. All letters from the Civil War period are currently available, and approximately half of the Reconstruction-era letters are now available. The remainder of the Reconstruction correspondence as well as the entirety of the post-Reconstruction correspondence through 1887 will be published here later in 2014.

Glossary of Poetic Terms Where a poem makes reference to another poem or text. For example, the 14th line of The Prelude by William Wordsworth 'The earth was all before me' alludes to one of the final lines of Paradise Lost by John Milton 'The world was all before them'. Paradise Lost, in turn, alludes to the story of Adam and Eve in Genesis. A poem containing multiple allusions is The Waste Land by T.S.Eliot which makes reference to lines written by Shakespeare, Milton, Spenser, Verlaine, Baudelaire, Marvell, Dante, Webster, St.

MAPS In stock late June for fall 2014 adoption. The Modern American Poetry Site is a comprehensive learning environment and scholarly forum for the study of modern and contemporary American poetry. Started as a multimedia companion to the Anthology of Modern American Poetry (Oxford University Press, 2000), MAPS has grown over the past decade to more than 30,000 pages of biographies, critical essays, syllabi and images relating to 161 poets. Criticism can be viewed through the classic list of poets and through the new poet search page, where poets can be searched alphabetically, chronologically by birth date, by race/ethnicity, and by group/school of poetry. MAPS welcomes submissions of original essays and teaching materials related to MAPS poets and the Anthology of Modern American Poetry. We are also happy to take questions and suggestions for future materials.

Wilfred Owen Wilfred Owen, who wrote some of the best British poetry on World War I, composed nearly all of his poems in slightly over a year, from August 1917 to September 1918. In November 1918 he was killed in action at the age of twenty-five, one week before the Armistice. Only five poems were published in his lifetime—three in the Nation and two that appeared anonymously in the Hydra, a journal he edited in 1917 when he was a patient at Craiglockhart War Hospital in Edinburgh. Shortly after his death, seven more of his poems appeared in the 1919 volume of Edith Sitwell's annual anthology, Wheels, a volume dedicated to his memory, and in 1919 and 1920 seven other poems appeared in periodicals. Wilfred Edward Salter Owen was born on 18 March 1893, in Oswestry, on the Welsh border of Shropshire, in the beautiful and spacious home of his maternal grandfather.

Throwing Away the Alarm Clock by Charles Bukowski Share my father always said, "early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise." it was lights out at 8 p.m. in our house