Friday, September 28, 2007

Give Me the Splendid Silent Sun

Give me the splendid silent sun with all its beams full-dazzling,
Give me the juicy autumnal fruit ripe and red from the orchard,
Give me a field where the unmowed grass grows,
Give me an arbor, give me the trellised 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 am looking up at the stars,
Give me odorous at sunset a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.

Walt Whitman

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