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Saturday, March 27, 2021: Homage to Walt Whitman (Part Two)

Walt Whitman died 129 years ago yesterday. My parents had a beautiful edition of Leaves of Grass that was published in 1940, but I never looked at it until last year. And then I was totally blown away by the poet’s profound embrace of all creation. I think I know why the book isn’t found in every house of worship but that’s where it really belongs.

In the images below, I’ve paired some of Lewis C. Daniel’s beautiful illustrations with images that I’ve posted on Pixetera over the years. It’s my small way of paying homage to St. Walt.

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Friday, March 26, 2021: Homage to Walt Whitman (Part One)

Walt Whitman died 129 years ago today. My parents had a beautiful edition of Leaves of Grass that was published in 1940, but I never looked at it until last year. And then I was totally blown away by the poet’s profound embrace of all creation. I think I know why the book isn’t found in every house of worship but that’s where it really belongs.

In the images below, I’ve paired some of Lewis C. Daniel’s beautiful illustrations with images that I’ve posted on Pixetera over the years. It’s my small way of paying homage to St. Walt.

(Click on images to enlarge.)

If Roses Were the Only Flower

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Just in case you missed the original announcement, here’s a plug for the book I published this summer. It’s a collection of poetry, both reverent and humorous, that I wrote on the subject of diversity, accompanied by images from Pixetera and my earlier career as a professional photographer. Its inspiration was the doctrine of signatures, an ancient belief system that saw evidence of a plant’s healing properties in its physical characteristics. With that as a starting point, the 11 poems and 43 photographs offer a whimsical antidote to the persistent racism that threatens our nation’s health and unity.

Books are available for purchase here. For more information, or if you’d like a personalized, autographed copy, please contact me directly.

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