• A quote from Walt Whitman, about compost – Running …
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Whitman’s own poem, “This Compost,” played on the etymological meaning of the word “compost” with the word “composition”.

"Leaves of Grass: The Poems of Walt Whitman," …

Walt Whitman and the Immigration Debate | HuffPost

Two writers that fit this description are Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman.
A great example of this would be from the Walt Whitman poem “When Lilacs Last in the Door-yard Bloom’d” when he says: “O powerful, western, fallen star.

The Work of Walt Whitman and Allen Ginsberg – Bridging …

“Behold this compost! Behold it well…! It grows such sweet things out of such corruptions….”  Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman is the "voice of the people" and this I believe because, while he did write of things that were not seen as aesthetically beautiful by many...including homosexuality, loneliness, and death....

 

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“Something startles me where I thought I was safest” Walt Whitman, “This Compost” It is exciting to be a professor of English …
It is my belief that the original recipe for thedressing contained caviar, in addition to mayonnaise, chili sauce, horeseradish, and grated onion, andthat this is the source of the name."
---, compiled by Joan Whitman [TimesBooks"New York] 1985 (p.

An essay comparing and contrasting the styles and backgrounds of prolific American poets Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman.