Below is section of a creative project I did for my 19th century American Poetry class. I chose selected portions of Leaves of Grass and brought them to a 21st century perspective.
"Walt Whitman, an American, one of the roughs, a kosmos,
Disorderly fleshy and sensual . . . eating drinking and breeding,
No senimentalist . . . no stander above men and women or
apart from them . . . no more modest that immodest."
~Walt Whitman, from Leaves of Grass
Kelly Reid, a _____________ , one of the escapees, an indie,
Deliberately exhausted and insoluble . . . working enduring and maintaining,
No refugee . . . no more weathered than any other product
of an unbalanced formula . . . no more impeded than abled.
And as an added bonus- two records I picked up this weekend