Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Our Gay Grandfather

this is an audio post - click to play
Here is a special message for you from our great-great-gay grandfather, Walt Whitman. Celebrate the 100th aniversary of Leaves of Grass. Hear what our queer ancestor has to say.


At 12:19 PM , Blogger Contemplative Activist said...

Oh Captain my Captain!

I love Walt Whitman...this bit is one of my favourites...

"This is what you should do: Love the earth and sun and animals,
despise riches, give alms to everyone who asks,
stand up for the stupid and crazy,
devote your income and labour to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God,
have patience and indulgence toward the people,
re-examine all you have been told in school or church or any book,
dismiss what insults your very soul,
and your flesh shall become a great poem."

I can't listen to the audio post atm, no speakers on the PC, so I'll look forward to listening to it at work tomorrow :)!


At 9:36 AM , Blogger Peterson Toscano said...

That is so lovely and noursihing. THANKS!

At 2:54 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Peterson,

What a lovely poem. A lovely sentiment and a lovely idea.

Thanks for that!


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