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Whitman, Walt - Leaves of Grass - The wild gander leads his flock

Identifier

010997

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

Walt Whitman – Leaves of Grass

The wild gander leads his flock through the cool night
Ya-honk! He says, and sounds down to me like an invitation
The pert may suppose it meaningless, but I listen closer
I find its purpose and place up there towards the November sky

The sharp hoofed moose of the north, the cat on the housesill, the chickadee, the prairie dog
The litter of the grunting sow as they tug at her teats
The brood of the turkey hen, and she with her half spread wings
I see in them and myself the same old law

The source of the experience

Whitman, Walt

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

World soul

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Drinking absinthe

Commonsteps

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