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Walt Whitman + Peter Doyle by Eshto Walt Whitman + Peter Doyle by Eshto
Walt Whitman is one of the most celebrated poets in American history. With his book Leaves of Grass, he aimed to write the great American epic, and worked on revisions of it throughout his life. The homoeroticism in his work caused some to label it obscene, but others were deeply inspired by his sensual, earthy poems celebrating the human body and the material world. Whitman met bus conductor Peter Doyle, who said of their first encounter: “We were familiar at once — I put my hand on his knee — we understood.”
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SymphonicMaiden Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Student General Artist
Whitman's beard was already very much gray/white when he met Doyle.

He was 45 and Doyle was 21.

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I like it anyways though..
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therealroxanne Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
Heck with the poetry- those eyes are damn beautiful!
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ElenaTria Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
Now that's another thing I didn't know..
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