Sixth Annual “Song of Myself” Marathon!

On Sunday, September 6 2009, a dedicated crew of Whitmaniacs gathered to recite and celebrate Whitman’s great personal epic. We found well-favored roosts aboard the timeworn tall ship Peking (which, after years of service, is now docked permanently at Manhattan’s South Street Seaport) and dove into “Song of Myself” around 3 pm, finishing up the final section at about 5:30. With Whitman’s Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the East River before us, and the sun setting over Walt’s Mannahatta at our backs, readers declared the poem with spirit and listened with interest (and ready smiles).

The diversity of voices and faces and body languages– the great sound effects and accents and intonations– the complex shifting sea-, sky- and landscape– all of it, food for the soul! Warmest whitmanic thanks to you participants, who affirmed that this poem is very much a song of yourselves… and have done your share to keep Whitman and his message alive and radiant here, in his beloved New York.

Here then, are you readers… and you numberless patient listeners…

Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.


    Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.

So Long! –’til next year…

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    Hi Karen,
    Great pictures!
    I checked out your blog post last night and was going to comment that the weird formatting of the Flickr Slidr was a function of your theme and could be easily fixed by selecting a new one, but you beat me to it! I really like the new theme you have chosen and find it a clean and fresh look. You are picking up on this WordPress thing, I think!
    Claire



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