Goldenarticles articles

Walt whitman, romance with a stranger - poetry

 

The idea of brief encounters, even romantic encounters, with a stranger recurs often in the verses of Walt Whitman.

Take, for example, these lines from one of the inscriptions that Whitman wrote to his 1860 magazine of Foliage of Grass.
"Stranger, if you cursory meet me and ask to speak to me,
why must you not speak to me?
And why must I not speak to you?"

Clearly, Walt Whitman sees brief, attempt encounters with strangers as an apposite break for the strangers to interact. Conceivably the communiqu? will allow the strangers to befall friends.

In the lines of "To A Stranger," Whitman indicates that the strangers might develop into intimate and friendly friends. The chronicler in the poem is comfortably able to assume himself creating a past annals with the casual stranger and to forecast the opportunities for them to enjoy each other in physically friendly ways.

Here's a line from "Song of the Open Road," in print in 1860.
"Do you know what it is, as you pass, to be loved by strangers? Do you know the talk of those rotating eye-balls?"

And from Whitman's "Carol of Occupations. "
"If you meet some stranger in the streets, and love him or her-why I often meet strangers in the street, and love them. "

Also believe this passage from "Who Is Now Conception This?"
"Or may-be a stranger is appraisal this who has secretly loved me,

Walt Whitman's verses coin a sense of comfort with the idea that strangers can reflectively look at each other and act upon their impulses. I don't know the next come across will be with one's soulmate, as in the line, "You must be he I was seeking," from "To A Stranger. "

It seems cheap to believe that Walt Whitman met many strangers in his duration and enjoyed the encounters. It's been said that Whitman was one of America's first self-identified homosexuals and his lifestyle may have reflected his ease with and attraction to strangers.

"To A Stranger" is also known as "Calamus 22. " "Calamus" is a progression or cluster of 45 poems that were built-in in the editions of Foliage Of Grass.

The "Calamus" chain is about "manly attachment," and it's a chain in which Whitman will "tell the classified of my nights and days. " Both quotation marks are from the first poem in the "Calamus" series.

Among the concluding lines in "To A Stranger," Walt Whitman says, "I am not to speak to you. " a expression characteristic of a man subsequent orders, as in society's assessment aligned with forbidden love. Yet impervious and un-discouraged Whitman says, "I am to see to it that I do not lose you. "

It seems that love, even with a stranger, will find a way.

To A Stranger
By Walt Whitman

Passing stranger! you do not know
How contemplatively I look upon you,
You must be he I was seeking,
Or she I was seeking
(It comes to me as a dream)

I have someplace surely
Lived a life of joy with you,
All is recall'd as we flit by each other,
Fluid, affectionate, chaste, matured,

You grew up with me,
Were a boy with me or a girl with me,
I ate with you and slept with you, your body has become
not yours only nor left my body mine only,

You give me the pleasure of your eyes,
face, flesh as we pass,
You take of my beard, breast, hands,
in return,

I am not to speak to you, I am to think of you
when I sit alone or wake at night, alone
I am to wait, I do not doubt I am to meet you again
I am to see to it that I do not lose you.

*****************************

Garry Gamber is a broadcast discipline governess and entrepreneur. He writes articles about real estate, shape and nutrition, and internet dating services. He is the owner of http://www. Anchorage-Homes. com and http://www. TheDatingAdvisor. com.


MORE RESOURCES:
Poetry spot: 'Molcajete' by Annaleez Fishkind  AZCentral

Poetry spot is part of a collaboration with local poets to bring poetry closer to the center of our everyday lives.


Poet looks to past for future inspiration  The Riverdale Press

Sarah Stern is constantly bringing poetry to the table. It all began when she was about to graduate from middle school. At the time, Stern was required to “bring ...


How the Chemical Brothers turned answering-machine poetry into dance-floor epics  Leader-Telegram

LOS ANGELES — The first sample that the Chemical Brothers locked down when building their new record, “No Geography,” made its way into the present from ...


Simon Armitage Is U.K.’s New Poet Laureate  The New York Times

The role was previously declined by another distinguished poet, Imtiaz Dharker, who would have been the first person of color to hold it.


KFAC to host poetry workshop  Morehead State University News

The Kentucky Folk Art Center will host the “Getting Started with Poetry” workshop, Saturday, May 25 from 1 to 3 p.m..


Roosevelt Students Showcase Winning Poetry at BOE Meeting  TAPinto.net

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Several third and fourth graders from Roosevelt Elementary School put on a poetic presentation at the May 15 board of education ...


Finding Your Inner Poet  The Nerd Daily

Interested in poetry and thinking about writing some of your own poems, but don't know where to begin? We've made a beginners guide to poetry!


OpenAI’s new language AI is available to try yourself  Vox.com

An Elon-Musk-founded AI research lab just unveiled GPT-2, a pretty decent text generator.


Arundhati Subramaniam’s book of poems offers up a world viewed with quiet wisdom and fresh insight  Scroll.in

The poems in 'Love Without A Story' allow us to peep into intimate moments that we were perhaps not supposed to be part of.


“Poetry,” by Greg Jackson  The New Yorker

Fiction by Greg Jackson: “The volcano was there, and so we had to climb it. That was how things shook out for me.”


Who needs poetry? We all do – and we need it now  The Guardian

In an age in which we flee from ambiguity and complexity, poetry gives us permission to wonder.


'Simon Armitage knows where the heffalump traps are': Andrew Motion on how to be poet laureate  The Guardian

The former laureate praises the appointment of Armitage, who will make the most of a role that has become less about 'royal stuff' and more about the poetry of ...


Poetry from Independent Voices  JSTOR Daily

Reveal Digital's open access "Independent Voices" collection includes many digitized literary magazines. Those interested in poetry should take note.


Poetry: Do Not Google It  Adirondack Almanack

George Cassidy Payne is an independent writer, domestic violence counselor, and adjunct instructor in the humanities at Finger Lakes Community College.


A Bouquet Of Poets For National Poetry Month  NPR

Looks like this year, April showers brought April flowers. As in, a bouquet of outstanding poets. So stop and smell the roses, my friends.


Saudi Poetry Retired to Old Friends  BloodHorse.com

Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Center near Georgetown, Ky., is happy to announce May 16 that grade 2 winner Saudi Poetry has been pensioned at ...


13 Poets Laureate Receive Fellowships for Civic Projects  The New York Times

The poets, from 10 different states, will receive a combined $1 million to establish projects like writing workshops and readings in their communities.


‘Attention Is the Beginning of Devotion’  The Atlantic

The late poet Mary Oliver warned against looking without noticing. In an age of distraction, her work is more urgent than ever.


Google's poetry algorithm automates teen angst  Engadget

Roses are red, violets are blue, poetry is hard, but now a machine will do it for you. From today, you can use Google's AI to create a unique "poem portrait," an ...


These Poets Are Dedicated to Elevating and Preserving the Artform  The Root

Editor's note: This week, for National Poetry Month, we're featuring 37 up-and-coming black poets who we expect do amazing work over the next decade.


Poetry Out Loud 2019: High School Students Compete For Cash  NPR

On Wednesday evening, nine high school students will compete for the title of national champion of Poetry Out Loud, a kind of annual spelling bee for poetry.


In ‘Swift,’ David Baker’s Poetry Stitches the Fractured World Into Art  The New York Times

For almost 40 years, in the extreme suburbs and the diminishing countryside, Baker has worked to see and describe things as though for the first time.


Poetry Month: Hanif Abdurraqib, Yanyi And Franny Choi  NPR

April is the most poetic month, and we're celebrating by asking poets Hanif Abdurraqib, Yanyi, and Franny Choi to talk about what inspires them to write, and ...


World's first poetry pharmacy plans to grant artistic prescriptions in England  Lonely Planet Travel News

Looking for a more artistic sort of prescription? The world's first poetry pharmacy is set to open in Shropshire in the heart of England's West Midlands in late 2019 ...


Throwing Weight Into Sound: Kaveh Akbar on Poetry and Power  The New Yorker

Kevin Young interviews the poet Kaveh Akbar about politics, poetry, and his poem “The Palace,” which appears on newyorker.com.


#NPRPoetry Month: Poet Danez Smith  NPR

NPR's Michel Martin talks Twitter poetry with Danez Smith, co-host of The Poetry Foundation's VS podcast.


Senior college students publish first poetry book  Lewiston Sun Journal

LEWISTON — The USM Lewiston Auburn Senior College students had their first poetry book, “Wit, Wisdom and Whimsy,” published recently. Another book will ...


Stand Out – Poetry  Positively Naperville

When most people think of poetry, they think of a poem written hundreds of years ago in language that is confusing to the modern reader. However, modern ...


Inaugural poet Blanco reads at Hutchinson - Belfast - Waldo - Republican Journal  Republican Journal

BELFAST — Celebrating the union of diversity, imagery and poetry, the public is warmly invited to attend a free talk and reading by internationally acclaimed ...


Four New Poetry Collections Confront Despair With Wonder  The New York Times

In “Doomstead Days,” Brian Teare tracks climate change on his walks. In “Sight Lines,” Arthur Sze balances firing squads and rowboats. In “Brute,” Emily Skaja ...


Poetry And Science, Under The Same Roof  Science Friday

A wordsmith and an astrophysicist on why scientists have long been drawn to creative takes on science—and why creativity is central to scientific thought.


Les Murray, poet and 'gentle titan of Australian letters', dies aged 80  The Guardian

Australia's most renowned contemporary poet published close to 30 volumes of work.


Les Murray: 'Subhuman redneck' and great Australian poet  BBC News

Les Murray called himself a "subhuman redneck", but the Australian poet and writer was also "the patron saint of misfits" who sang the nation's landscape, ...


Hunt for next poet laureate still on as Imtiaz Dharker says no to job  The Guardian

Pakistani-born British poet declines 'huge honour' as speculation switches to remaining contenders to succeed Carol Ann Duffy.


Remembering Omar Khayyam: 10 Rubaiyat by the poet on his birth anniversary  The Indian Express

Omar Khayyam Quotes, Books and Poems: Astronomer, Persian poet and mathematician, Omar Khayyam is known for his contribution in the fields of poetry.


The British Podcast awards - why George the Poet swept the board  The Guardian

As its five gold awards testify, the spoken word artist's eight-part podcast is a unique mix of music, drama, news and poetry.


Australia's Poet | Kevin Hart  First Things

The Australian poet Les A. Murray (1938–2019) was born in Nabiac on the north coast of New South Wales. He deeply loved this part of the country all his life, ...


How Poetry Helps Me Face an Invisible Illness  Sojourners

I wrote the poem “I don't want to be in my body no more” for myself. I needed to come to terms with what my body is experiencing. If I'm being honest, I still ...


OPRF grad is the new U.S. Youth Poet Laureate  Wednesday Journal

Sometimes it starts with a title. Or a framework. But no matter how it forms on the page, writing poetry for Kara Jackson is intentional.


Skinhead laureate: How Philly poets feel betrayed by former revered poet with white nationalist past  Philly.com

Frank Sherlock, Philadelphia's second poet laureate, was in a white nationalist punk band in 1988.


Les Murray, Dissident Poet | David Mason  First Things

Les Murray, who died at age 80 on April 29, has been called Australia's greatest poet, but such an encomium meant little to him. Murray grew up in dire poverty ...


Cowboy poetry, emancipation and a wolf on tap this weekend | Best Bets  Tallahassee.com

Here are a few choices to consider for your weekend plans.


Young poets honored at Maija Golden Poetry Rebel awards in Long Hill  New Jersey Hills

LONG HILL TWP. - Young poets across all grade levels were recognized for their submissions to the third annual Poetry Rebel Awards hosted by the Maija ...


These Queer Poets Expand on Black Life Through Their Work  The Root

Editor's note: For National Poetry Month, we're featuring 37 up-and-coming black poets this week who we expect to do amazing work over the next decade.


Andy Kissane's generous poems welcome you in and demand little in return  Sydney Morning Herald

POETRY. The Tomb of the Unknown Artist. Andy Kissane. Puncher & Wattmann, $25. Ask someone why they don't read more poetry and they'll probably say the ...


Naomi Shihab Nye is first Arab American author named Young People's Poet Laureate  Los Angeles Times

Naomi Shihab Nye has become the first Arab American author to be named the Young People's Poet Laureate.


Poetry Out Loud Winner: Isabella Callery  NPR

The National Champion of this year's Poetry Out Loud competition was announced Wednesday. Isabella Callery recites "Thoughtless Cruelty" by Charles Lamb.


‘I Lost My Body’ Film Review: Bizarre Animated Film Finds Graphic Poetry in a Severed Hand  TheWrap

Cannes 2019: The story of a hand trying to find the body it once belonged to could nudge director Jeremy Clapin toward the top rank of film animators.


Sidelines: Cloudy with a chance of sports haiku  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Every spring, Travis Lazarczyk proves that as a poet, he's a heck of a sports writer.


Poetry Reading | Other  Frederick News Post

By Sarah McCartt-Jackson, artist-in-residence at Catoctin Mountain Park. Author of "Stonelight," which won the Weatherford Prize in poetry and the Airlie Prize; ...


FIRST ON FOX | A look at ex-mayor Catherine Pugh's poetry book  Fox Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WBFF) - Federal investigators raided former Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh's home and City Hall office more than two weeks ago. But there's ...


Too Old to Be a Poetry Professor at Oxford  Inside Higher Ed

The University of Oxford introduced a rule in 2017 mandating that all professors retire before their 69th birthday. That rule applies to all fields and would violate ...


San Antonio–Based Poet Naomi Shihab Nye Named Young People’s Poet Laureate  Texas Monthly

“Poetry lives everywhere,” says poet Naomi Shihab Nye, who was named the Young People's Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation today. “Whether it's in a ...


Column: When giving advice to graduates, I turn to poetry  Chicago Tribune

May is the month when graduation ceremonies are held at universities across the country. Students who spent the last four years, or maybe more, pursuing a ...


'They deserve to be heard’: Poetry project gives a voice to English language learners  Hawaii News Now

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Farrington High School student Jalen Espejo wrote a poem about leaving the Philippines to live in Hawaii. It's a happy and sad ...


Poet Laureate Simon Armitage elected Oxford college honorary fellow  BBC News

Simon Armitage says Trinity College "provided the perfect foundation" while an Oxford professor.


Poet Franny Choi Reads From Her New Book 'Soft Science'  NPR

Poet Franny Choi reads a poem from her new book Soft Science and describes how poets of color are supporting each other. AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:.


Poet Karla Huston brings 'a sparkling enthusiasm' to arts leadership  Appleton Post Crescent

This feature is part of a seven-day series featuring the 2019 honorees of Celebrating Volunteers, a collaborative effort between The Post-Crescent and the ...


On Poetry And Hearing  Hartford Courant

Genie Johnson hit the jackpot this year when she was named a Connecticut Student Poet by the Connecticut Poetry Circuit. Johnson is a student at Quinebaug ...


'Poetry saved my life': Indiana poets are healing and connecting with their communities  Indianapolis Star

April is National Poetry Month. Poets in Indiana say poetry is vital and can help people change their lives.


Japanese Day of Exile remembered in art and poetry  Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

Mukai Farm & Garden will install “Nisei Trilogy,” a commemorative work of art, at its Day of Exile open house, from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Mukai Farm ...


Zion Williamson's High School Teacher: 'He's a Hell of a Poet'  Sports Illustrated

Williamson developed a love for poetry during a daily creative writing class at Spartanburg Day School.


Jamila Woods: Legacy! Legacy! review – poetry in motion  The Guardian

She might be an up-and-coming soul singer, but US poet and activist Jamila Woods is a team player. Her second album is also a showcase for other people's ...


Catholic poet Dana Gioia: Is poetry still a spiritual vocation?  America Magazine

Dana Gioia is a California-based poet, writer, and professor at the University of Southern California. Appointed by former governor Jerry Brown as California ...


Beyond the Springs: Poetry and food  Colorado Springs Gazette

Celebrate the joy of reading and writing at the Literary Arts Festival from Friday through Sunday in Telluride. The event features poetry performances, author ...


Katie Porter receives the gift of poetry for Mother's Day  Roll Call

These days, moms are lucky to get a text from their own offspring wishing them a “Happy Mother's Day!” If they're really lucky, they'll get a post on Instagram (that ...


Seven Poems for National Poetry Month  Orion Magazine

In honor of National Poetry Month (and Earth Day!), I've selected a poetry sampler that captures the range and push into the horizon of what I hope to bring to ...


It's never too late to start writing poems - The Poetry Programme  RTE.ie

In the Poetry Programme on Sunday 19th May at 7:30 pm on RTÉ Radio 1, Ron Carey tells presenter Olivia O'Leary that it's never too late to start writing poetry, ...


€10,000 Moth Poetry Prize winner revealed. Read it here  The Irish Times

'Jude Nutter's Dead Drift does so many things only a poem can do'


Greg Jackson Reads “Poetry”  The New Yorker

Deborah Treisman hosts the author Greg Jackson, who reads his short story “Poetry,” from the April 29, 2019, issue of The New Yorker.


'Leaves of Grass' marathon planned to celebrate poet Whitman  Houston Chronicle

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts is celebrating the upcoming 200th anniversary of poet Walt Whitman's birth with a marathon cover-to-cover reading of his ...


A Plague Tale: Innocence video features Sean Bean reciting William Blake’s The Little Boy Lost  VG247

A Plague Tale: Innocence is out this week, and to commemorate the release, here's a video featuring Sean Bean reading poetry.


Meghan Markle's Mother's Day Photo Has a Deeper Hidden Message in the Caption  Oprah Mag

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle celebrated Mother's Day with a sweet photo of baby Archie's feet, but the caption also honored Nayyirah Waheed, a Black ...


Tonight's Better Things is pure poetry  The A.V. Club

I couldn't help but notice this house is filled with women.” “Oh, yes, flooding with estrogen. Wall-to-wall vaginas. It's like a matriarchal dystopia.”


17 of the Best Poetry Books, As Recommended by Acclaimed Poets  Oprah Mag

Poetry captures what's so often ungraspable, articulates what's so often inarticulable, makes sense of the seemingly nonsensical. Here at 17 of the best poetry ...


Will this 13-year-old child-poet be considered for possible sainthood?  CNN

Nicknamed "Mama Peace," Jeni Stepanek, mother of the late boy-poet Mattie Stepanek, shares the lasting legacy of her remarkable son.


Celebrate National Poetry Month With the New Yorker Poetry Bot  The New Yorker

Just in time for National Poetry Month, the New Yorker Poetry Bot is back! Launched in 2017, to celebrate the magazine's ninety-second anniversary, the bot ...


The Last Poets Return With New Album, 'Transcending Toxic Times'  NPR

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with core members of the influential spoken-word music group, Abiodun Oyewole and Umar Bin Hassan, about their new album ...


A teen poet finds a way to shine a light on hate  CNN

As part of the National Student Poets Program, Daniel Blokh has been leading poetry workshops at synagogues and Jewish summer camps that help ...


A Young Poet, a Mysterious Stranger and an El Salvador on the Brink of War  The New York Times

Carolyn Forché's “What You Have Heard Is True” recalls her 1970s journey in the company of a revolutionary who wants her to bear witness to his country's ...


Review: Miho Dohi turns scrap materials into sculptural poetry  Los Angeles Times

Small-scale sculptures by Miho Dohi are like handmade driftwood, a kind of cultural debris that has been carefully shaped into poetic forms by unseen forces.


Loveland Today: RH weekend roundup (plus, submit your poetry)  Loveland Reporter-Herald

It's the start of another week. I wonder what it has in store for us? You may have noticed the Reporter-Herald got a new website and news app last week.


Petaluma poet Forrest Gander wins Pulitzer Prize  San Francisco Chronicle

Petaluma poet Forrest Gander can now call himself a Pulitzer Prize winner. Gander, who earned his master's in creative writing at San Francisco State University ...


Bob Dylan's poetry has its roots in the Bible  ScienceNordic

Bob Dylan broke into the world of folk music in 1962 as a protest singer. Since these humble beginnings, the musician has evolved into a superstar, and ...


Poet Stephanie Pruitt bringing her work to Jackson  Jackson Sun

Poet Stephanie Pruitt will be in Jackson on Saturday planning to accomplish two things. She will be doing a two-hour workshop from 10 a.m. until noon. play.


Poet & Professor  Emory News Center

Inspired by Emory creative writing students, professor Jericho Brown creates a new form of poetry for his acclaimed collection, “The Tradition.”


Best to meet them in poems  Livemint

Lounge picks five recent collections of poetry that move between the past and the present, private and political .From exquisite lyrics to lines burning with ...


Oxford University in ageism row as celebrated poets ineligible for top job because they are too old  The Telegraph

When Sir David Attenborough's 'Our Planet' became Netflix's most streamed show last month, he was celebrating his 93rd birthday.


Poetry in motion in front of Union Station  KCTV Kansas City

Streamers made of holographic film are designed to shed wind instead of catching it. Soon, thousands of the streamers attached to a thin net will sway in Kansas ...


From The Archives: A National Poetry Month Discussion Of "Brown Girl Dreaming"  WAMU 88.5

Diane leads a panel discussion about Jacqueline Woodson's memoir in verse, "Brown Girl Dreaming," winner of the 2014 National Book Award for young ...


'When I get tired of it all, I escape into poetry': book clubs bloom in Afghanistan  The Guardian

Reading groups are springing up across Kabul, broadening youthful horizons in a country where books are often censored.


Carrboro Day celebrates the city with poetry, music, food and more  The Daily Tar Heel

Carrboro is an artistic community and it cares about bringing together people through lots of different venues and art."


Funeral Friday for former St. Louis poet laureate Shirley Bradley Price LeFlore  STLtoday.com

Shirley Bradley Price LeFlore, who was active in the arts for decades and served as St. Louis' second poet laureate, died Sunday. She was 79.


Songs give new life to Holocaust victims' poetry  Reuters

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - A Holocaust memorial project in Israel is turning poetry written by Jews during the Nazi genocide into songs, hoping the new music will ...


A stroke stole this poet's words. Now she's trying to get them back  AZCentral

Aphasia darkens language, not intelligence. After her stroke, poet Felisa Hervey understands most speech, but she can't say or write what she wants to.


Local poets turn Fourth Street sidewalk into an homage to Louisville  Courier Journal

Through the Love in the Street art initiative, Louisville poets had their words of affection for the city etched into the sidewalk on Fourth Street.


Poet Tracy K. Smith '94 accepts Harvard Arts Medal  Harvard Gazette

Poet laureate Tracy K. Smith wins the 2019 Harvard Arts Medal at a ceremony Thursday in Agassiz Theater, kicking off Arts First weekend.


A kind of magic  Times of Malta

Louis Briffa: Bil-Boqxiex: Poeżiji The author, 2018 ISBN 978-99957-1-206-8 272pp. Hbk. I think it was Samuel Johnson, in that highly coloured voice of his, who ...


Ukrainian poet Serhiy Zhadan and the Bushwick Book Club  The Ukrainian Weekly

NEW YORK – Yara Arts Group has been working with Serhiy Zhadan, the author of 12 books of poetry, throughout his career. Most recently, Yara brought ...


Poet laureate writes tribute for Statue of Liberty Museum  The Seattle Times

NEW YORK (AP) — At a time when families have been separated at the Mexican border and children placed in cages, the country's poet laureate is invoking an ...


Developed by:
home | site map
goldenarticles.net © 2019