Dinner with Walt

all things Walt Whitman

Dinner with Walt - all things Walt Whitman

Whitman in the Redwoods!

Just returned from a trip to the redwood forests in California, those amazing forests are such a spiritually-magnificent place!

Of course I took along my Leaves of Grass, I always take Whitman’s advice, he said in the preface to the 1855 Leaves of Grass…

…read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life…

I want to share one my favorite images from this trip, reading in the redwoods. Look at how the light radiates off Leaves of Grass, Whitman was definitely with me in those redwoods!

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“Terrible Reviews of Great Authors” Huffington Post Article Dec. 2012

Leaves of Grass was included in a photo-article on The Huffington Post, titled “Terrible Reviews of Great Authors” posted on December 4, 2012.

 

Writing for The Criterion, in 1855, Rufus Wilmot Griswold writes of the newly published Leaves of Grass“… it is impossible to imagine how any man’s fancy could have conceived such a mass of stupid filth, unless he were possessed of the soul of a sentimental donkey that had died of disappointed love.”

 

Below is a screenshot of the post on Leaves of Grass. (Click to enlarge).

 

 

I suspect this article at some point will no longer be available, but for now, here’s the link.

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/04/bad-reviews-books-authors-_n_2240399.html#slide=1840218

 

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