Author Archives: Marty Luster

Video: Celebrate Walt Whitman’s 197th Birthday Today

Walt was born on August 31, 1819 and died on March 26, 1892. Among his greatest poems is Out of The Cradle Endlessly Rocking. The first stanza is 24 lines long and consists of a single grammatically correct sentence. I have attempted to capture the mood and import of that stanza in this short (5 minute) video.

My thanks to Rauol Pop <; for his permission to use his footage of a very vocal mockingbird.


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