"Love the earth, and sun, and animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labour to…
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Poet at Work: Recovered Notebooks from the Thomas Biggs Harned Walt Whitman Collection. Image: Notebook LC #80, 1847, Thomas Biggs Harned Walt Whitman Collection, Library of Congress Manuscript Division.
What great births you have witnessed!
In May of 1889, author Mark Twain wrote the following beautiful letter of congratulations to Walt Whitman, the indisputably influential poet behind, most notably, Leaves of Grass. The cause for celebration was Whitman's upcoming 70th birthday; the imminence of which saw Twain pen not just a birthday wish, but a stunning 4-page love letter to human endeavour, as seen during Whitman's lifetime. From Letters of Note
Walt Whitman manuscript, “Go, said his soul to a poet.” The manuscript is comprised of two unequal-sized sheets of paper pasted together. Note in ink in Whitman’s hand running along upper left says: “Scrap of Rough Draft / W Whitman.” From the Berg Collection of English and American Literature. Discover the coolest shows in New York at www.artexperience...