I left the Wednesday slot on the Blog free purposefully, intuitively wanting to know what would “flow in”. Wisdom is what seems to want to flow . . . but maybe not every Wednesday, so maybe there’ll be a blog or post of some kind, and maybe not. As long as the inspiration keeps coming, I’ll keep going with it. What we’re flowing with by way of inspiration is a new way of distilling wisdom and passing it onto you . . . “Voice of Men”.
Today: Walt Whitman. His verse “Now Voyager” which I discovered through the Bette Davis 1930’s film of this name inspired me with the incredible power of transformation when I really needed that.
Wisdom inspiration for your day : Song of Myself Walt Whitman
American poet, essayist, and journalist: a humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. His work was controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sensuality. Whitman’s own life came under scrutiny for his presumed homosexuality.
“America’s poet … He is America.” Ezra Pound
I swear the earth shall surely be complete to him
or her who shall be complete,
The earth remains jagged and broken only to him
or her who remains jagged and broken…
The earth is rude, silent, incomprehensible at
nature is rude and incomprehensible at first,
Be not discouraged, keep on, there are divine
things well envelop’d,
I swear to you there are divine things more
beautiful than words can tell.
~ Walt Whitman ~
Balance is what happens when you know in your heart something is right.