Walt Whitman's Fish-Shape "PAUMANOK"
I am integral with you, I too am of one phase and of all phases.
I too Paumanok,
I too have bubbled up,  floated the measureless float, and  been wash'd on your shores,
I too am but a trail of drift and debris,
I too leave little wrecks upon you, you fish-shaped island.
Walt Whitman

(As cited by  nature  historian Robert Cushman Murphy, 1964/Fish-Shape Paumanok, Nature and Man on Long Island)
Smile O voluptuous cool-breath'd earth!
Earth of the slumbering and liquid trees!
Earth of departed sunset-earth of the  mountains misty-topt!
Earth of the vitreous pour of the full moon  just tinged with blue!
Earth of shine and dark, mottling the tide
of the river!
Earth of the limpid gray of clouds brighter and clearer for my sake!
Far-swooping elbow'd earth---rich apple- blossom'd earth!
Smile, for your lover comes.

                             Walt Whitman
               "Song of Myself"
Tierra, sonrie con tu aliento fresco,        
Tierra voluptuosa de bosques
adormitados y vaporosos,
Tierra de crepusculos muertos.
Tierra de crestas hundidas en la niebla,
Tierra banada con la leche azulenca de la
luna llena,
Tierra de luces y de sombras que jaspean  la corriente del rio,
Tierra de nubes limpidas y grises que mi
amor abrillanta y enciende,
Tierra de profundos barrancos y llena de flores de manzano...
Sonrie, sonrie porque tu amado llega.

                               Walt Whitman
               "Canto a Mi Mismo"

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Long Island guest photographer:
Barbara Roux