“Out of the cradle endlessly rocking…”

Keystone View Company, “In Olden Times…the Stork Would Bring a Baby Sweet and Fair” (1907)

“Out of the cradle endlessly rocking…”

—Walt Whitman

Seven Thirty Seven comin’ out of the sky
Oh! Won’t you take me down to Memphis on a midnight ride,
I wanna move…

 

Travelin’ Band – Creedence Clearwater Revival

“If you want me again look for me under your boot-soles…”

David Falconer, The Columbia River… (detail) (ca. 1973)

I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I love,
If you want me again look for me under your boot-soles…
I stop somewhere waiting for you.

—Walt Whitman, “Song Of Myself”

“A show of the summer softness—a contact of something unseen—an amour of the light and air”

cf. Edward Steichen, On the house-boat–“The Log Cabin” (1908)

A show of the summer softness—a contact of something unseen
—an amour of the light and air,
I am jealous and overwhelm’d with friendliness,
And will go gallivant with the light and air myself.

—Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass