Tom Simard

Poetry, Music, and Prose

Our Midmonth’s Poet: Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman’s Caution by Walt Whitman
To the States or any one of
them, or any city of The
States, Resist much,
obey little,
Once unquestioning obedience,
once fully enslaved,
Once fully enslaved, no nation,
race, city of this earth,
ever afterward  resumes
its liberty. –

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5 thoughts on “Our Midmonth’s Poet: Walt Whitman

  1. A fine poet, but I hope he’s wrong here!


  2. The poem definitely has an ominous tone. Given how long ago he wrote it, maybe it’s just a warning to watch out that we don’t lose what we have.


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