Whitman List Poem, Theme 2: Community
THEME 2: 5TH GRADE COMMUNITY LIST POEM
The following excerpt from “There was a Child went Forth” will be followed by a “List Poem” by Classes 5-303 and 5-302, entered one line at a time as “Comments” to this blog post.
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Excerpt from Walt Whitman’s There was a Child went Forth with a community theme.
And the old drunkard staggering home from the out-house of the tavern, whence he had lately risen,
And the school-mistress that pass’d on her way to the school,
And the friendly boys that pass’d—and the quarrelsome boys,
And the tidy and fresh-cheek’d girls—and the barefoot boy and girl,
And all the changes of city and country, wherever he went.