Monthly Archives: June 2012

To the dead and dying

Many years ago I held a pet parakeet in my hands as it died. I was blessed with parents that allowed me to have pets. A lot of pets. I had dozens of dish, quail, rabbits, a cat, many parakeets, a cockatiel, frogs, geckos, hamsters, spiders, caterpillars and brine shrimp. I also frequently would babysit […]

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When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer

By Walt Whitman 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 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 […]

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