Monday Morning Whitman and Site Updates

First a couple of quick site updates:

-I’ve added several book reviews in the past month, many within the last ten days. You can always see the most recent reviews in the right column of every page in this site.

-I continue to work on adding series to the Series in Order page.

-I’m shifting away from Facebook and making heavy use of Pinterest, gradually posting existing reviews and some pages there as well as some blog posts and other fun stuff; I am also repinning ideas I’m finding elsewhere. Once I’ve got a respectable number of pins and boards there, I’ll post a link.

And finally, in honor of the Snow Moon, a poem from Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, courtesy of Project Gutenberg:

Old War-Dreams

  In midnight sleep of many a face of anguish,
  Of the look at first of the mortally wounded, (of that indescribable look,)
  Of the dead on their backs with arms extended wide,
       I dream, I dream, I dream.

  Of scenes of Nature, fields and mountains,
  Of skies so beauteous after a storm, and at night the moon so
      unearthly bright,
  Shining sweetly, shining down, where we dig the trenches and
      gather the heaps,
       I dream, I dream, I dream.

  Long have they pass’d, faces and trenches and fields,
  Where through the carnage I moved with a callous composure, or away
      from the fallen,
  Onward I sped at the time—but now of their forms at night,
       I dream, I dream, I dream.

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