When I Heard the Learned Astronomer

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When I Heard the Learned Astronomer – 30 June 2008

For today’s Blog I’ve chosen Walt Whitman’s poem “When I Heard the Learned Astronomer.” For a brief biography of this poet who wrote about nature, visit:
http://www.all-creatures.org/heart/blog-20080609.html

When I Heard the Learned Astronomer
by Walt Whitman
(1819–1892)

When I heard the learned astronomer,
When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me,
When I was shown the charts and diagrams, to add, divide,
and measure them,
When I sitting heard the astronomer where he lectured with
much applause in the lecture-room,
How soon unaccountable I became tired and sick,
Till rising and gliding out I wandered off by myself,
In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time,
Looked up in perfect silence at the stars.

For a collection of poems and stories by many writers, visit:
http://www.all-creatures.org/poetrydir.html
 


"Joyful Curmudgeon"
An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.

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