197 years old today!
Wow! Walt, you’re getting old! But fear not Old Poet, you’re not forgotten! Walt, you’re very much alive today!
In fact, just earlier this year a long-lost letter you wrote to the family of a Civil War soldier was discovered at the National Archives.
And just recently unveiled was another huge discovery, your 1858 news article series on “Manly Health and Training.”
Happy 197th Birthday Old Poet!
1878 Photo of Walt Whitman by Napoleon Sarony (Dinner with Walt Collection)
“We must not look back over the shoulders at the world: we should meet each day as it comes with the same assumption: we can make each new day the best of days if we get the habit.” With Walt Whitman in Camden, Vol. IV, p. 297.
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