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  1. May 2019
    1. "I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world." Walt Whitman, 1855.

      from Song of Myself, 52 https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/song-myself-52

      Which is also played out in a scene from The Dead Poet's Society https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6xyHna-NuM

  2. Oct 2016
  3. Nov 2015
    1. Only the lull I like

      The sound of someone's voice can be the most comforting regardless of what they're saying

    2. Nor do I understand who there can be more wonderful than myself.

      oookay...

    3. yet who can stray from me?

      Sounds a little egotistical

    4. I am the teacher of athletes,

      A coach?

    5. But each man and each woman of you I lead upon a knoll,

      He's a man of nature

    6. I acknowledge the duplicates of myself

      Other poets?

    7. Kanadian

      Interesting spelling

    8. make me sick discussing their duty to God,

      Wow, really not a fan of religion

    9. Logic and sermons never convince, The damp of the night drives deeper into my soul.

      He values nature over religion

    10. The scent of these arm-pits aroma finer than prayer,

      Ew...

    11. I make holy whatever I touch

      So he's god?

    12. the father-stuff

      What exactly is "the father-stuff"? The opposite of wombs?

    13. Whoever degrades another degrades me, And whatever is done or said returns at last to me.

      The more I read, the more it seems like Walt thinks quite highly of himself...

    14. Walt Whitman, a kosmos,

      Talking about himself in the third person...okay

    15. I accept Reality and dare not question it,

      That's a pretty good way to live

    16. The pleasures of heaven are with me and the pains of hell are with me,

      I can't tell of the speaker thinks very highly of himself or just believes that all things are connected, but saying that all things exist in him is a reoccurring theme

    17. Fourth-month showers

      April showers

    18. There shall be no difference between them and the rest

      Seems to believe heavily in equality of all people/things

    19. fancy-man

      I'd really like to know if a fancy-man is exactly what it sounds like. I picture a snotty man in a tux drinking tea with his pinky out.

    20. I am of old and young, of the foolish as much as the wise, Regardless of others, ever regardful of others, Maternal as well as paternal, a child as well as a man, Stuff’d with the stuff that is coarse and stuff’d with the stuff that is fine,

      He is all things

    21. it is the fourth of Seventh-month,

      Fourth of July!

    22. ;)

      I can't help but see a winky face here

    23. I love him

      The speaker loves a lot of people

    24. I had him sit next me at table

      Sounds like he treated him as an equal

    25. a red girl

      aka a Native American

    26. The suicide sprawls on the bloody floor of the bedroom,

      Taking a hell of a turn here! Babies to suicide

    27. the beautiful uncut hair of graves

      Never would've thought of grass like that

    28. my sisters and lovers

      Hopefully they're not both at the same time...

    29. some man or woman I love,

      In a romantic sense? Or friendly?

    30. Trippers

      Who/what?

    31. and admire myself.

      Some strong self-confidence here!

    32. I am in love with it,

      Fresh air is pretty refreshing

    33. observing a spear of summer grass.

      Just one spear? He's really studying that grass