Walt Whitman by Robert Shetterly, AWTT.org
by Robert Shetterly
Americans Who Tell the Truth
Walt Whitman, iconic American poet by Robert Shetterly of Americans Who Tell the Truth.org
"This is what you shall do: love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to everyone who 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."
- Walt Whitman-
American Poet, Walt Whitman in his Preface to the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass
"This self-described "mate and companion of people, all just as immortal and fathomless as myself" (Song of Myself) knew a variety of occupations during his formative years: drifter, printer, teacher, reporter, editor, novelist." Americans Who Tell The Truth
Whitman also served as a volunteer nurse during the Civil War.
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