Friday, May 8, 2009

I know nothing about poetry,

but I really enjoy this one:

I Hear It Was Charged Against Me
Walt Whitman

I hear it was charged against me that I sought to destroy
But really I am neither for nor against institutions,
(What indeed have I in common with them? or what with
the destruction of them?)
Only I will establish in this Mannahatta and in every city of
these States inland and seaboard,
And in the fields and woods, and above every keel little or
large that dents the water,
Without edifices or rules or trustees or any argument
The institution of the dear love of comrades.

I just don't understand how he could be so anti-alcohol. He was probably a closet drunk.

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