Sunday, May 18, 2008

Walt Whitman Reads America

via The Daily Dish by Andrew Sullivan

The great gay American made a wax recording back in 1890. Here's what he is reciting


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..."

Not quite MP3 quality. We've come a long way!! In technology, maybe but not in verse, Whitman is still one of the best, in my humble opinion. And I love the photo montage.

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