Our Gay Grandfather

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Here is a special message for you from our great-great-gay grandfather, Walt Whitman. Celebrate the 100th aniversary of Leaves of Grass. Hear what our queer ancestor has to say.

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  1. Contemplative Activist on November 10, 2005 at 5:19 pm

    Oh Captain my Captain!

    I love Walt Whitman…this bit is one of my favourites…

    “This is what you should do: Love the earth and sun and animals,
    despise riches, give alms to everyone who asks,
    stand up for the stupid and crazy,
    devote your income and labour to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God,
    have patience and indulgence toward the people,
    re-examine all you have been told in school or church or any book,
    dismiss what insults your very soul,
    and your flesh shall become a great poem.”

    I can’t listen to the audio post atm, no speakers on the PC, so I’ll look forward to listening to it at work tomorrow :)!


  2. Peterson Toscano on November 11, 2005 at 2:36 pm

    That is so lovely and noursihing. THANKS!

  3. Ben Whitehouse on November 14, 2005 at 7:54 pm

    Hey Peterson,

    What a lovely poem. A lovely sentiment and a lovely idea.

    Thanks for that!

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