Posts Tagged 'Walt Whitman'

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/22/22

Walt Whitman Built Free Verse And Freedom Into His Poetry | Investor's  Business Daily

Other lands have their vitality in a few, a class, but we have it in the bulk of our people.”   —   Walt Whitman

(Classic 19th Century optimism.  It carried over into the first half of the 20th, but I fear it kind of petered out in the latter half of the century.  Now, we’re pretty much like those other lands.  It’s what happens when you become too full of yourself.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Ben Moody of Evanescence!

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/28/20

Should Walt Whitman Be #Cancelled? | JSTOR Daily

I am as bad as the worst, but thank God, I am as good as the best.”   —   Walt Whitman

(Realizing that we all are a mixture of good and bad is both humbling and reassuring.  Not counting the narcissists and sociopaths, of course.  Unfortunately, it appears that these two personality disorders are increasing in modern society.  We just need to recognize them for what they are, before we go electing them to public office.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Yesterday, I failed to welcome William Hutton to the Cryptoquote Club.  Sorry, Bill.  Belated welcome to the club!   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/21/15

Pastel interpretation of Walt Whitman’s Leaves...

Pastel interpretation of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.”   —   Walt Whitman

Portrait of Walt Whitman

Portrait of Walt Whitman (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Hey!  Old Walt came up on Jeopardy this past week.  Can’t remember now if it was a Final Jeopardy question, or a Daily Double, but I know I got it, and not all the contestants got it!  This quote took a little getting, for me. Would have got it faster had I concentrated on the author.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/28/13


Steel engraving of Walt Whitman. Published in ...

Steel engraving of Walt Whitman. Published in 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don’t believe I deserved my friends.”   —   Walt Whitman

(This is a pretty good example of how the written word can be misconstrued.  Read one way, with positivity and sincerity, it’s a compliment to the friends, because he feels they’re too good to him.  Read another way, with a little negativity and sarcasm, it can come off like:  With friends like this . . . who needs enemies?!?!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR 

PS.  Looks like he could have been a wise guy, to me!   —   YUR

(Dollar Short) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/19/11

Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.”   —   Walt Whitman

(I thought Yoda said this!  I know it’s late guys, and I’m sorry about that.  Having router problems, which may or may not be resolved.  It can drop out at any moment.  Your patience is appreciated.  And yes, the Sunday spoilers will be posted, soon.  After I take a nap.)   —   YUR

Outdoor Flower Gardens

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/09/09

A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.”   — Walt Whitman

(And waking to dog crap on the carpet, and a mysterious wall leak,  sets a lousy tone for any day!) —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/03/09

To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle, every cubic inch of space is a miracle.”   — Walt Whitman

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