Song of Joe D!

*Lines selected from Walt Whitman’s Song of Myself.

I know I am deathless.

I exist as I am, that is enough,
If no other in the world be aware I sit content,
And if each and all be aware I sit content.

One world is aware and by far the largest to me, and that is myself,
And whether I come to my own to-day or in ten thousand or ten
million years,
I can cheerfully take it now, or with equal cheerfulness I can wait.

My foothold is tenon’d and mortis’d in granite,
I laugh at what you call dissolution,
And I know the amplitude of time.

Divine am I inside and out, and I make holy whatever I touch or am
touch’d from,
The scent of these arm-pits aroma finer than prayer,
This head more than churches, bibles, and all the creeds.

This is why, this is why, this is why I’m hot.

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    #1 by erinm on 09.12.2009 - 12.13 pm

    Joe, Soooooooo (i can’t add enough ooo’s) freaking good. i love your post! oh and by the way…we picked the same lines. i’m guessing it’s because we are both cool like that! lol. great minds think alike. :) i’m so glad you agreed to be my partner! your pic rocks. awesome job.

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    #2 by jillians on 09.17.2009 - 5.26 pm

    I also picked these lines :) So far, I am really enjoying your blog- keep up the great writing (and the great photos)!

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