Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.

Walt Whitman.


 

 

Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.

Walt Whitman



“I celebrate myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.

Walt Whitman

 

 

I tramp a perpetual journey,
My signs are a rain-proof coat and good shoes and a staff cut from the woods;
No friend of mine takes his ease in my chair,
I have no chair, nor church nor philosophy;
I lead no man to a dinner-table or library or exchange,
But each man and each woman of you I lead upon a knoll,
My left hand hooks you round the waist,
My right hand points to landscapes of continents, and a plain public road.

Not I, not any one else can travel that road for you,
You must travel it for yourself.

 

And as to you life, I reckon you are the leavings of many deaths, / No doubt I have died myself ten thousand times before.

Walt Whitman

Quédate hoy conmigo,
vive conmigo un día y una noche
y te mostraré el origen de todos los poemas.

Walt Whitman

Nunca ha habido otro comienzo que éste de ahora, ni más juventud que ésta ni mas vejez que ésta; y nunca habrá más perfección que la que tenemos ni más cielo ni más infierno que éste de ahora.

Walt Whitman