“paula s said: Rated: 5 stars
I really am not a huge fan of poetry [like Jazz - it makes me sad] unless penned by my husband who sends me poetry notes.
So....I went back in time to a place far away....my teen years and unearthed a poet that I knew I liked then and planned on reading only 5 of his poems....well, I didn't realize I had finished half the book before I came up for air.
When I had ordered the book at the local library, I was told he's one of our own. He's a local....well local on Long Island in New York. I just finished reading Wikipedia on Whitman and find that now I want to seek out more of his work. He was considered a bit of a reprobate for his day and that Leaves of Grass were considered obscene for its overt sexuality. Bring me a fan, please. Also his sexual preference seems to have been batted about as either homosexual or bisexual. Perhaps and this is to color my love?
Well...that being said....I'm glad I revisited an old friend who I remembered I loved and still do...P