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"This Compost," By Walt Whitman

"This Compost," By Walt Whitman from the recording entitled Ecology Won, Folkways SFW CD FA-2533, provided courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. © 1978. Used by permission.

Partial Transcript:
"…It gives such divine material to men
And accepts such leavings from them at last.
Stifled, O days! O lands! In every public and private corruption!
Smothered in thievery, impotence, shamelessness, mountain high
Brazen effrontery, scheming, rolling like ocean’s
around you and upon you. O my days! My lands!
Let everyone answer!
Let those that sleep be waked!

 



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