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Leaves of Grass By Walt Whitman: Reading and Meditation

March 10, 2021  • Brianna Curran

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Meditation

The preface to Walt Whitman’s iconic Leaves of Grass is advice to his reader, and perhaps advice to his younger self. “This is what you shall do:” he begins, before sharing his philosophy for living a kind and authentic life. Pay attention – what guidance do you find in these words? How might you dismiss whatever insults your own soul and live with the richest fluency? If you were to begin your own advice with “This is what you shall do:” what would follow?

Brianna Curran

Washington, DC

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