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To You

by Walt Whitman (1819-1892)

Stranger! if you, passing, meet me, and desire to speak to me,
Why should you not speak to me?
And why should I not speak to you?

In observance of the National Poetry Month.

5 Responses

  1. In keeping with the sentiment, I will say hello to you, and add that I’ve recently found your blog and am enjoying your posts very much.

    Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  2. I love that sentiment! If only we all did more of this in our lives, you know?

  3. Oh my — what has become of us as we walk along staring straight ahead listening to the iPod music in our ears rather than taking advantage of that chance encounter that might spark a friendship that last decades?

  4. Thank you for posting this. I love Whitman, my copy of Leaves of Grass is probably the most used (and shabbiest) book in my collection. If you haven’t read it already, you should read “So Long”. Essentially Whitman saying goodbye at the end of his life, but so beautiful.

  5. Beautiful. Love Whitman, he makes me cry.

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