COMPLETE [Weekly Poem] Roots and Leaves Themselves Alone by Walt Whitman - dl

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Post by aradlaw » August 6th, 2018, 7:17 am

Roots and Leaves Themselves Alone by Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892).

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Walter "Walt" Whitman was an American poet, essayist, and journalist, in addition to publishing his poetry—was a volunteer nurse during the American Civil War. Whitman's major work, Leaves of Grass, was first published in 1855 with his own money. The work was an attempt at reaching out to the common person with an American epic. He continued expanding and revising it until his death in 1892. ( Wikipedia)
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Roots and Leaves Themselves Alone by Walt Whitman, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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Roots and leaves themselves alone are these,
Scents brought to men and women from the wild woods and pond-side,
Breast-sorrel and pinks of love, fingers that wind around tighter
than vines,
Gushes from the throats of birds hid in the foliage of trees as the
sun is risen,
Breezes of land and love set from living shores to you on the living
sea, to you O sailors!
Frost-mellow'd berries and Third-month twigs offer'd fresh to young
persons wandering out in the fields when the winter breaks up,
Love-buds put before you and within you whoever you are,
Buds to be unfolded on the old terms,
If you bring the warmth of the sun to them they will open and bring
form, color, perfume, to you,
If you become the aliment and the wet they will become flowers,
fruits, tall branches and trees.

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Post by Foon » August 6th, 2018, 7:42 am

Foon - Constructive criticism is always welcome!

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Post by grs2905 » August 6th, 2018, 10:30 am

Regards,

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Post by aradlaw » August 6th, 2018, 1:59 pm

Thank you Foon and Graham. :thumbs:
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Post by GregGiordano » August 6th, 2018, 5:57 pm

Here is my contribution to this project:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/rootsleaves_whitman_gg_128kb.mp3

Run time is 1:31

Take care,

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Post by aradlaw » August 6th, 2018, 7:12 pm

Thank you Greg. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » August 7th, 2018, 2:11 pm

Thank you Erin. :D
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Post by RajVO » August 7th, 2018, 6:11 pm

Hi David,
Here's my recording:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/rootsleaves_whitman_raj_128kb.mp3
Duration is 1:20.
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Post by aradlaw » August 8th, 2018, 7:36 am

Thank you Raj and Bruce. :thumbs:
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Post by RajVO » August 8th, 2018, 8:40 am

aradlaw wrote:
August 8th, 2018, 7:36 am
Thank you Raj and Bruce. :thumbs:
My pleasure, David!
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Cheers, Raj.

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Post by aradlaw » August 9th, 2018, 10:56 am

Thank you Jude. :thumbs:
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