An Artist’s Moment: Episode One

Sharing beautiful works of art (including, but not limited to: paintings, stories, poems, and music) is so important to keep our communities educated and cultured. I hope that this new segment titled "An Artist's Moment" will inspire you in more ways than one, and will expose you to artists of every kind. Please enjoy one of my favorite poems of all time, O Me! O Life! by Walt Whitman.

Melanie Dubenko, Editor

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O Me! O Life!

By Walt Whitman

Oh me! Oh life! of the questions of these recurring,
Of the endless trains of the faithless, of cities fill’d with the foolish,
Of myself forever reproaching myself, (for who more foolish than I, and who more faithless?)
Of eyes that vainly crave the light, of the objects mean, of the struggle ever renew’d,
Of the poor results of all, of the plodding and sordid crowds I see around me,
Of the empty and useless years of the rest, with the rest me intertwined,
The question, O me! so sad, recurring—What good amid these, O me, O life?

Answer.
That you are here—that life exists and identity,
That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.

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An Artist’s Moment: Episode One