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Whitman, Walt - Who learns my lesson complete



Type of Spiritual Experience


Walt Whitman – Leaves of Grass

This is the breath of laws and songs and behaviour
This is the tasteless water of souls
This is the true sustenance

A description of the experience

Walt Whitman – Who learns my lesson complete

The great laws take and effuse without argument

They are so beautiful I nudge myself to listen
I cannot say to any person what I hear – I cannot say it to myself .. it is very wonderful
It is no little matter this round and delicious globe, moving so exactly in its orbit forever and ever, without one jolt or the untruth of a single second
And that I can think such thoughts as these is wonderful
And that I can remind you and you think them and know them to be true is just as wonderful
And that the moon spins round the earth and on with the earth is equally wonderful
And that they balance themselves with the sun and stars is equally wonderful
Come I should like to hear you tell me what there is in yourself that is not just as wonderful
And I should like to hear the name of anything between Sunday morning and Saturday night that is not just as wonderful

The source of the experience

Whitman, Walt

Concepts, symbols and science items


Science Items

Activities and commonsteps



Drinking absinthe