“Come, said my Soul”

August 01, 2015 Poetry , 0

Come, said my soul,
Such verses for my Body let us write, (for we are one,)
That should I after return,
Or, long, long hence, in other spheres,
There to some group of mates the chants resuming,
(Tallying Earth’s soil, trees, winds, tumultuous waves,)
Ever with pleas’d smile I may keep on,
Ever and ever yet the verses owning–as, first, I here and now
Signing for Soul and Body, set to them my name,

 

By Walt Whitman

 

Here is a picture of Walt Whitman’s handwritten rough drafts of  the poem. I find had written drafts extremely romantic and beautiful.

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“A letter always seemed to me like immortality because it is the mind alone without corporeal friend.”  Emily Dickinson

 

Belo dia,

<3

Vanessa D’Amore

 

 

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