Monday, March 10, 2008

History's First Recorded Missed Connection

Passing stranger! you do not know how longingly I look upon you,
You must be he I was seeking, or she I was seeking, (it comes to me
as of a dream,)
I have somewhere surely lived a life of joy with you,
All is recall'd as we flit by each other, fluid, affectionate,
chaste, matured,
You grew up with me, were a boy with me or a girl with me,
I ate with you and slept with you, your body has become not yours
only nor left my body mine only,
You give me the pleasure of your eyes, face, flesh, as we pass, you
take of my beard, breast, hands, in return,
I am not to speak to you, I am to think of you when I sit alone or
wake at night alone,
I am to wait, I do not doubt I am to meet you again,
I am to see to it that I do not lose you.


-- Walt Whitman, "To a Stranger"

5 comments:

Nicky said...

alex.. you are amazing!

sasha said...

do you think this "walt whitman" is single?

Alex said...

I don't know, but he looks kinda hot in this pic!

Tear me some o' that outta Tiger Beat heeyyyyy!

Nicky said...

so i have some news to break to you ladies about this walt whitman... during a wikipedia spiral a few days ago that started off at the ACLU page and quickly devolved, I ended up at this page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pederasty

and there is a pic
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Walt_
Whitman_and_Bill_Duckett.jpg

ps... im not sure i actually know how to attach links to a comment... I still love the copy and paste option, I know, oldschool

Alex said...

Classic ACLU spiral. We've all been there.