A collection of 13 posts

Nature Remains

"After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, love, and so on—have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear—what remains? Nature remains."Whitman,

What our forebears foresaw

Lincoln, just called to my attention by Quinta Jurecic: I answer: If it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us; it cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we

Democratic Vistas

Walt Whitman on Donald Trump, feminism, and how literature bolsters democracy https://t.co/QDJF9WtZiG pic.twitter.com/mk9N8uvBV1 — Maria Popova (@brainpicker) February 24, 2016

Poetry of Perception

Open Culture drew my attention to The Poetry of Perception project. I thought Whitman Illuminated: Song of Myself was hot when I found it a while ago, but these are eye- and mind-opening

Dante in Space

Piazza Dante, Napoli, 2014 #dante750 pic.twitter.com/KfgnfH37QL — Beba Kron (@BebaKron) May 22, 2015 The New Yorker alerted me that Dante is just about 750 years old and


'I will be turned into compost when I die': http://t.co/tagnJnkddT pic.twitter.com/Cv9UZtru0L — BBC Future (@BBC_Future) February 25, 2015 Didn't take much to remind me