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    A child said What is the grass? fetching it to me with full hands;
    How could I answer the child? I do not know what it is any more than he.

    I guess it must be the flag of my disposition, out of hopeful green stuff woven.

    Or I guess it is the handkerchief of the Lord,
    A scented gift and remembrancer designedly dropt,
    Bearing the owner's name someway in the corners, that we may
    see and remark, and say Whose?

    Or I guess the grass is itself a child, the produced babe of the vegetation.

    Or I guess it is a uniform hieroglyphic,
    And it means, Sprouting alike in broad zones and narrow zones,
    Growing among black folks as among white,
    Kanuck, Tuckahoe, Congressman, Cuff, I give them the same, I receive them the same.

    And now it seems to me the beautiful uncut hair of graves.

    Tenderly will I use you curling grass,
    It may be you transpire from the breasts of young men,
    It may be if I had known them I would have loved them,
    It may be you are from old people, or from offspring taken soon out of their mothers' laps,
    And here you are the mothers' laps.

    This grass is very dark to be from the white heads of old mothers,
    Darker than the colorless beards of old men,
    Dark to come from under the faint red roofs of mouths.

    O I perceive after all so many uttering tongues,
    And I perceive they do not come from the roofs of mouths for nothing.

    I wish I could translate the hints about the dead young men and women,
    And the hints about old men and mothers, and the offspring taken soon out of their laps.

    What do you think has become of the young and old men?
    And what do you think has become of the women and children?

    They are alive and well somewhere,
    The smallest sprout shows there is really no death,
    And if ever there was it led forward life, and does not wait at the end to arrest it,
    And ceas'd the moment life appear'd.

    All goes onward and outward, nothing collapses,
    And to die is different from what any one supposed, and luckier.










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    Mr. Whitman?��

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Tymon View Post
    Mr. Whitman?��
    Indeed, (Section 6 of Leaves of Grass)--nothing like a bit of barbaric free verse yawping on a rainy day.

    At any rate, I'm digging the second picture especially--y'all do seem to have rather the tradition of small, dark prints over the Pond, no? (Shall we call it the "Britbox" movement?) I could definitely see this one floating on generous white margins, tho' only after a suitable application of selenium and Nelson's Gold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CreationBear View Post
    Indeed, (Section 6 of Leaves of Grass)--nothing like a bit of barbaric free verse yawping on a rainy day.

    At any rate, I'm digging the second picture especially--y'all do seem to have rather the tradition of small, dark prints over the Pond, no? (Shall we call it the "Britbox" movement?) I could definitely see this one floating on generous white margins, tho' only after a suitable application of selenium and Nelson's Gold.
    Yeah, we are all moody gits, I blame the rain!

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    5x4 Tachihara, 210mm Symmar-S
    This is lovely

    Martin

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    Thanks Martin.
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    Rodenstock Doppel Anastigmat Terogonal 6.8/240mm
    Galli shutter method at around 1/250 (need to get experience on even movement over the lens), f12.5
    Fomapan 400 at iso100
    Good photographs are gifts

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    Blue bells and stump, perimeter edge, from Woodland seen. by Andy, on Flickr

    MPP, 180mmm Symmar, Fp4+, Rodinal.

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    Barrow-wight Action Figure (TM) sold separately.

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    batteries sold separately.

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