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When I Heard The Learn'd Astronomer by Walt Whitman
by Barbara Lynn Terry
Thursday, May 03, 2007
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I saw this when I was on the bus the other day. I found it so beautiful, that I just had to share it. Looking up at the stars is what we do to relax, and this is what this person did, instead of listening to the droning of the astronomer.

When I heard the Learn'd Astronomer

By Walt Whitman (1819-1892)

When I heard the learn'd astronomer;

When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me;
When I was shown the charts and the 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 wander'd off by myself,
In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time,
Look'd up in perfect silence at the stars.

-- Walt Whitman


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Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G
The STars are the walkway up to Heaven, I can't get enough!
Great write Barb~
Nice to know more!
Thank YOU!
WArmly, WArrior Spirit Lady Sheeeoox
STay POsitive~!
BE Happy~!
Reviewed by Morning Star
Very interesting I too relax when I look at the stars
I love going to the porch at night and looked at the star
Witch also brings many beautiful thoughts to mind
Thanks for sharing this beautiful piece!!
Love And Peace To you always
Your friend...Morning Star
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Thanks for sharing, Barbie. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
I love it! Well done, Barbie; nice to see you back! You've been missed! :D
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