100-Day Project 92-97

days 92-97

225  To Old Age

I see in you the estuary that enlarges and spreads itself grandly as it pours into the great Sea.

–Walt Whitman, “Leaves of Grass”

Walt Whitman’s life spanned the 19th century, and he was first a teacher and then a journalist, founding an anti-slavery newspaper in Brooklyn in 1848.  During the Civil War he worked in hospitals in Washington D.C. caring for the wounded.  After the war he took a job as a government clerk.

Whitman first published the work he is best known for, “Leaves of Grass”, in 1855, and continued to add to and revise it for the rest of his life.  We all studied it in high school (at least those of us growing up in the United States).  Like many of those writers, Whitman definitely speaks differently to me now.

You can read “Leaves of Grass” here (just click on the poem you want to read):

days 1 2 3

random grid 4 5 6 7

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days 12 13 14 15 16 17 s

days 18 19 20 21

days 22-27days 28 29 30 31

days 32 33 34 35 36 37

days 38 39 40 41

days 42-47

days 48 49 50 51

days 52-57

days 58-61

days 62-67

days 68-71

days 72-77

days 78 79 80 81

days 82-87

days 88-91

days 92-97


You can see all the 100-day project posts here:  https://methodtwomadness.wordpress.com/category/100-day-project/

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5 responses to “100-Day Project 92-97”

  1. Laura (Createarteveryday) says :

    I love the symbolism in your darks and greys toward the end of your project. You must have an incredible collection of collage material!! In other news, I was glad we beat the Nats last night. O’s are 44-42, Mets 45-42. Pretty amazing!

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  2. Melba Christie at Poemattic says :

    Whitman is one of my favorite poets.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. memadtwo says :

    Appropriate verse as you reach the end of this ambitious project. Very amazed by you as always.


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