Thursday, May 7, 2009

Thoughts on Walt Whitman, Pt. II

Walt Whitman Talked a Lot of Shit

This is the guy who wrote "I am a habitan of Vienna"; who wrote "I hear the cry of the Cossack, and the sailor's voice putting to sea at Okotsk" and "I see the giant pinnacles of Elbruz, Kazbek, Bazardjusi"; who wrote "Ethiopia Saluting the Colors." Dude never left the continent. The farthest he ever got from his hometown of Huntington, Long Island, was a trip to Canada in 1879. The rest of the time he stuck to New York, D.C., and Jersey.

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