Last week, I began a two-part explanation of Walt Whitman’s title “Leaves of Grass.” The “Leaves” refers simply to pages, as in pages of poetry, of which Whitman’s book is of course composed. Now it’s on to the “Grass” part.
A child said What is the grass? fetching it to me with fullhands;How could I answer the child? I do not know what it isany more than he.I guess it must be the flag of my disposition, out of hopefulgreen stuff woven.
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Read Cartagena 2013