Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Something New: The Splendid, Silent Sun

Remember the robin post? Well this pic here confirms it!

South Lyon MI
March 16, 2011
5:00 p.m.

Do, do, do lookin' out my front door...

Give me the splendid silent sun, with all his beams full-dazzling;
Give me juicy autumnal fruit, ripe and red from the orchard;
Give me a field where the unmow’d grass grows;
Give me an arbor, give me the trellis’d grape;
Give me fresh corn and wheat—give me serene-moving animals, teaching content;
Give me nights perfectly quiet, as on high plateaus west of the Mississippi, and I looking up at the stars;
Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers, where I can walk undistrub’d
Give me for a marriage a sweet-breath’d woman, of whom I should never tire;
Give me a perfect child—give me, away, aside from the noise of the world, a rural, domestic life;
Give me to warble spontaneous songs, reliev’d, recluse by myself, for my own ears only;
Give me solitude—give me Nature—give me again, O Nature, your primal sanities!

O such for me! O an intense life! O full to repletion, and varied!
~Walt Whitman

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