Thursday, July 15, 2010

This Is What You Shall Do



THIS IS WHAT YOU SHALL DO:

LOVE THE EARTH AND SUN AND THE ANIMALS, DESPISE RICHES, GIVE ALMS TO EVERY ONE 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, TAKE OFF YOUR HAT TO NOTHING KNOWN OR UNKNOWN OR TO ANY MAN OR NUMBER OF MEN, GO FREELY WITH POWERFUL UNEDUCATED PERSONS AND WITH THE YOUNG AND WITH THE MOTHERS OF FAMILIES, READ THESE LEAVES IN THE OPEN AIR EVERY SEASON OF EVERY YEAR OF YOUR LIFE, RE-EXAMINE ALL YOU HAVE BEEN TOLD AT SCHOOL OR CHURCH OR IN ANY BOOK, DISMISS WHATEVER INSULTS YOUR OWN SOUL, AND YOUR VERY FLESH SHALL BE A GREAT POEM AND HAVE THE RICHEST FLUENCY NOT ONLY IN ITS WORDS BUT IN THE SILENT LINES OF ITS LIPS AND FACE AND BETWEEN THE LASHES OF YOUR EYES AND IN EVERY MOTION AND JOINT OF YOUR BODY......

~Walt Whitman

7 comments:

yoborobo said...

Beautiful. I love Walt Whitman. :))

Deborah said...

**swoons** I love Walt Whitman too. Another fabulous shot. Did you have a nice swim yesterday? **kisses** Deb

Marlene said...

That is a gorgeous shot and a great quote.

Linda in New Mexico said...

I especially like the part where good old Walt is gonna stand up for me.
I shouldn't be blogging but organizing but addiction is addiction, right?
XXOO, The Olde Bagg

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Wonderful......nothing left to say!

XXOO!!
Anne

Which witch? said...

Audreeeeeeeeeyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i am mixing up some potion but im afraid it'll be a complete disaster!
:D
:D
:D

lets have some tea in the garden, okay!

xxooo

audrey said...

Ahhh....there you are my little witch. YES YES please send the potion!!
I would LOVE to have tea in the garden.
I have missed you.