Monday, July 4, 2011

This week's poem!

For this week's #PoetrySummer challenge, I've gone all patriotic. This is a poem I had to read a couple times and really think about because it isn't super easy to understand from the outset (at least for me--shut up, Dan Wells. I know you got the first time.) It has a very free verse feel to it, which will make it a challenge for me--having a set rhythm helps me memorize. Ah well.

Enjoy!


America
Walt Whitman

Centre of equal daughters, equal sons,
All, all alike endear'd, grown, ungrown, young or old,
Strong, ample, fair, enduring, capable, rich,
Perennial with the Earth, with Freedom, Law and Love,
A grand, sane, towering, seated Mother,
Chair'd in the adamant of Time.


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2 comments:

Donna K. Weaver said...

Lovely (short) choice. Walt Whitman rocks.

Robin Weeks said...

Very cool. I like that you, also, resisted Dan's Prufrock sub-challenge. Slackers unite!

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