Thursday

Become The Poem

This is what you should do: 
Love the earth and sun and animals, 
Despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks, 
Stand up for the stupid and crazy, 
Devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, 
Argue not concerning God, 
Have patience and indulgence toward the people... 
Reexamine all you have been told in school or church or in any book, 
Dismiss what insults your very soul, 
And your flesh shall become a great poem.
~ Walt Whitman

12 comments:

Happyone said...

Another striking photo!!!

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful picture, the light shines from it.

John's Island said...

Hi Kerry, Great post and I can't believe this is the first time I've seen that Walt Whitman quote. It's an excellent one for sure. Love the photo too! Have a great day, John

Foxglove Lane said...

Wonderful shot and just love the quote, thanks for finding that:~)

Country Girl said...

Oh, that Walt Whitman! Oh my.

barbara l. hale said...

That Whitman...he sure could turn a phrase. Beautiful pic!!

Mimi said...

Beautiful colours in this one Kerri.
I like that quote too; I like the idea of dismissing what insults my very soul!

SandyCarlson said...

That is fabulous, my friend! Perfect. I wish Whitman's words were somebody's campaign manifesto!

Brian King said...

Gorgeous! As usual!

birdy said...

Lovely picture accompanied with a well said poem.

neora chana said...

Your photos are always lovely. I liked this quote so much I printed it off to keep in front of me. Thanks.

moondustwriter said...

A perfect duet of words and image

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