personal reflections and observations of daily life, its idiosyncrasies, false notions, pseudo highlights, et al.
I find Walt Whitman a bit condensending, but I liked this quote. Maybe I should go back and read his "Leaves of Grass" again. I've read the book back when I studied literature at the Haifa University, and it was then he seemed condensending to me. But I've changed since, and so has my perspective on life. I'll give it a try - should be interesting. Sometimes I read a book for a second time a few years later and discover a completely different story...
Strange but I never was interested in American Poetry while doing my MA. As you have mentioned, even I am evolving and seeing things differently now. I came upon this quote by chance and liked it. Very thoughtfully written. Guess prejudices melt as one grows older.
Simple but deep poem. I tried to read.."Leaves of Grass" but then.. at one point of time everything went about my head so stopped midway. :)
My mum had this really old copy of "Leaves of Grass" from her M.A. times and I tried to read it once. This was like three years ago and very little of what he said seemed to strike a chord. I remembered thinking then that maybe I shud come back to it after a while.I think this was my sign. :)
Yeah Bluey. Go and get it. Its waiting for you. Calling out to you.