Time for another poet that has greatly affected me.
This time a well-known classic, Walt Whitman.
One of the greatest poets of all time, he’s been compared to Homer and Shakespeare. He is probably best known for Leaves of Grass, a collection of poems that includes my favorite, “Song of Myself.”
While I was pregnant, I read aloud many poems from Leaves of Grass to the babies. I think all babies should hear great words while they’re still too young to object.
The poem, “Song of Myself,” should be required reading for all ages. I’ve included a link below to the whole poem since it is quite lengthy. But for right here, one of the best and most often quoted stanzas.
“Do I contradict myself?
Very well, then, I contradict myself.
(I am large. I contain multitudes.)”