May 31, 2008

Joy, Shipmate, Joy

JOY, shipmate, joy!
(Pleas'd to my soul at death I cry,)
Our life is closed, our life begins,
The long, long anchorage we leave,
The ship is clear at last, she leaps!
She swiftly courses from the shore,
Joy, shipmate, joy.
—Walt Whitman

Source: The Walt Whitman Archive, Leaves of Grass (1881–1882) JOY, Shipmate, Joy
See also:
> Walt Whitman was born on this day in 1819 in West Hills, Long Island, New York. He died on March 26, 1892 in Camden, New Jersey.
> Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac for Saturday, May 31, 2008.

Posted by niganit at May 31, 2008 7:30 PM
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