Thursday, January 7, 2010

A new do! Welcome to....Native Moments (ta-da)

Well, thank you for your input on my new blog title, in the end I went with the title I'd felt pulled towards from the start! Native Moments. I think it leaves a lot to the imagination and can apply to several facets of my life. I am experiencing lots of new moments and taking you all along with me as I learn how to be the person I want to be.
The poem that I took the title from is a bit more wild and crazy than I am ( although I've been that wild and crazy person before) but it talks about being open and experiencing ALL of life, which is definitely one of my New Years Resolutions, to seek out and enjoy life and really feel like I am a part of it all! (whatever IT may be).
                                       Native Moments
NATIVE moments! when you come upon me—Ah you are here now! 
Give me now libidinous joys only! 
Give me the drench of my passions! Give me life coarse and rank! 
To-day, I go consort with nature’s darlings—to-night too; 
I am for those who believe in loose delights—I share the midnight orgies of young men;         5
I dance with the dancers, and drink with the drinkers; 
The echoes ring with our indecent calls; 
I take for my love some prostitute—I pick out some low person for my dearest friend, 
He shall be lawless, rude, illiterate—he shall be one condemn’d by others for deeds done; 
I will play a part no longer—Why should I exile myself from my companions?  10
O you shunn’d persons! I at least do not shun you, 
I come forthwith in your midst—I will be your poet, 
I will be more to you than to any of the rest
-Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

1 comment:

jayne said...

Hi just found your blog, I must admit your new title was what drew me. I cannot wait to see more. would you like to trade links?