Friday, July 20, 2012

a dreamer's wisdom - walt whitman

This is what you shall do:
Love the earth and the sun and the animals,
despise riches, give alms to every one that 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,
read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life,
reexamine all you have been told at school or church or in any book,
dismiss whatever insults your own soul,
and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only
in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of
your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.

- Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

By Jakobo Trevizo

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