Walt Whitman
New York / United States
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Give Me The Splendid, Silent Sun

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GIVE me the splendid silent sun, with all his beams full-dazzling;
Give me juicy autumnal fruit, ripe and red from the orchard;
Give me a field where the unmow'd grass grows;
Give me an arbor, give me the trellis'd grape;
Give me fresh corn and wheat--give me serene-moving animals, teaching
content;
Give me nights perfectly quiet, as on high plateaus west of the
Mississippi, and I looking up at the stars;
Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers, where I can
walk undisturb'd;
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Jane Moon 14 May 2009
Here is the vivid contrast between the excitement of the city and richness of the countryside. Under the sun, the country seems filled with the essence of life, richness and plenty, peace and calm. The city, filled with noise and turbulence, exudes enticements, variety, passion, and activity.
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