Tag Archives: song of myself

Reveling in the ephemeral abundance of flowers

Our crab apple is flowering, more buds than we have ever had before. It literally looks like it is covered in snow. All grown from a volunteer seed that a volunteer bird ate inside a nearby crab apple and deposited in … Continue reading

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Walt Whitman: a middle schooler at heart

Today is Walt Whitman’s birthday, so how appropriate that today was our “stalking day.” Each year, after exploring Whitman’s Song of Myself, I have my students go out into the school and the community, and play the flaneur, observing and … Continue reading

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I stop somewhere waiting for you.

I love Walt Whitman. Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.) He is indeed large, immense in his embrace of the world, others—his inclusion of all voices and people inside the … Continue reading

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