|Walt Whitman - "This is the city and I am one of the citizens...."|
If you last read Whitman when you were a student in high school, read "A Song of Myself" again before you vote.
"...for every atom belonging to me, as well belongs to you...''
"In all people I see myself, none more and not one a barley-corn less...
"I am large, I contain multitudes."
I'll be thinking about these words - about our deep connection to all people - "none more and not one a barley-corn less" than me - when I cast my ballot in a few weeks.
The Poetry Friday round-up is being hosted by Irene Latham today over at her blog, Live Your Poem. Head over there to see what other people are posting.