Tag: Walt Whitman
Once in a while, a TV commercial stays with me. More often than not, I’m sorry to admit, it’s because the commercial gets on my nerves. When I tell you which commercial is annoying me the most these days, you might be surprised! I am a big fan of poetry, and one of my favorite American poets is Walt Whitman. So, you might … Read More Unexpectedly Afoot
What do lilacs, Lincoln, and lightning have in common?
(National Poetry Month, Day 15) Today is the 149th anniversary of the death of President Abraham Lincoln, an event noteworthy in itself, and made more significant in American history because of Lincoln’s able and brave management of the tumultuous events of his day. Lincoln’s very unexpected demise inspired a battery of beautiful poems, some of the most renowned by Walt Whitman. … Read More What do lilacs, Lincoln, and lightning have in common?