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Walt
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I like'd Walt Whitman's rambling etudes,
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I like'd that his insights and his lyrical pen babbled
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like a brook of words that meander down the page,
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while the unfettered fish of meaning
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           jumped from line to line
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seeking the source of their urgent drive home
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When Nature has need of some expression,
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sHe urges in surges throughout mankind
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for a heart made ready from beating wings
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dipped in 'tears and laughter,'
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and when sHe finds a ready vessel,
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malleable and made pure for this new expression,
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sHe urges the creativity of wonder
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and realized raptures into the longing-song Poem
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-- the Poet is often reflected in that urge,
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as the creator is always part creation,
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and as all things go, all things become the Poem,
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and so too is the Poet an urge of Nature
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express'd in these authentic swells and surges
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-- that Poet writes with 'tears and laughter'
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in such a way that you, the reader, become the Poet,
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and are,
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therefore,
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      become as an expressed urge of Nature,
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                                  surged in rhythms of Music
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which only the heart can hear
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- and that, to me,
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is what makes Walt such a dear -
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22 Sep 16


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