Thursday, 22 August 2013

Excelsior by Walt Whitman

Who has gone farthest? for I would go farther,

And who has been just? for I would be the most just person of the


And who most cautious? for I would be more cautious,

And who has been happiest? O I think it is I--I think no one was ever

happier than I,

And who has lavish'd all? for I lavish constantly the best I have,

And who proudest? for I think I have reason to be the proudest son

alive--for I am the son of the brawny and tall-topt city,

And who has been bold and true? for I would be the boldest and truest

being of the universe,

And who benevolent? for I would show more benevolence than all the


And who has receiv'd the love of the most friends? for I know what it is to receive the 

passionate love of many friends,

And who possesses a perfect and enamour'd body? for I do not believe

any one possesses a more perfect or enamour'd body than mine,

And who thinks the amplest thoughts? for I would surround those


And who has made hymns fit for the earth? for I am mad with 

devouring ecstasy to make joyous hymns for the whole earth. 

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Mother Night by James Weldon Johnson

Eternities before the first-born day, 
Or ere the first sun fledged his wings of flame, 
Calm Night, the everlasting and the same, 
A brooding mother over chaos lay. 
And whirling suns shall blaze and then decay, 
Shall run their fiery courses and then claim 
The haven of the darkness whence they came; 
Back to Nirvanic peace shall grope their way. 
So when my feeble sun of life burns out, 
And sounded is the hour for my long sleep, 
I shall, full weary of the feverish light, 
Welcome the darkness without fear or doubt, 
And heavy-lidded, I shall softly creep 
Into the quiet bosom of the Night. 
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