Obviously Five Believers (Thoreau, McClure, Whitman, Blake, Ginsberg)   Leave a comment

The pandemic has disrupted a lot of annual events. May is the month when the Montgomery County Literary Council (https://literaryartscouncil.org/) celebrates Whitman’s birthday in which I was very active before moving to Tucson. This posting by Frank Hudson is an excellent substitute. — kenne

Frank Hudson

Perhaps today’s audio piece and what I came to write about it has an interesting path. In words it’s a medium-length journey—so I beg your patience—but the places it goes are vast. Eventually, we’ll answer a question you may not have asking: who’s buried in William Blake’s tomb?

It started with an illustration drawn by Sergio García Sánchez which I saw on Kenne Turner’s blog this month. Turner’s blog has a great deal of manipulated and beautiful nature photography, mixed in with things he notices in his desert region location and occasional poetry, so it was unusual to see a drawing at first, but his post correctly located the words in the drawing and let me recognize the white haired old man whose beard is a star’s journeywork in this cartoon. The man in the drawing, the words, was Walt Whitman.*

Perhaps because Whitman’s words were embedded inside a drawing…

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Posted May 13, 2020 by kenneturner in Information

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