LEAD Action News
LEAD Action News 16 Number 4, June 2016, ISSN 1324-6011
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Lead in Literature: The World Below the Brine

By Walt Whitman, first published in 1860, and this final version in the 1871 edition of Leaves of Grass. From: http://www.whitmanarchive.org/published/LG/1881/poems/113

The world below the brine,

Forests at the bottom of the sea, the branches and leaves,

Sea-lettuce, vast lichens, strange flowers and seeds, the thick tangle,
openings, and pink turf,

Different colors, pale gray and green, purple, white, and gold, the
play of light through the water,

Dumb swimmers there among the rocks, coral, gluten, grass, rushes,
and the aliment of the swimmers,

Sluggish existences grazing there suspended, or slowly crawling
close to the bottom,

The sperm-whale at the surface blowing air and spray, or disporting
with his flukes,

The leaden-eyed shark, the walrus, the turtle, the hairy sea-leopard,
and the sting-ray,

Passions there, wars, pursuits, tribes, sight in those ocean-depths,
breathing that thick-breathing air, as so many do,

The change thence to the sight here, and to the subtle air breathed
by beings like us who walk this sphere,

The change onward from ours to that of beings who walk other
spheres.

 

2015 VAP Entry. Title: Fish. Lead-safety Message: Fish need clean water and clean seaweed to be happy. Materials: Watercolour pencils. Artist: Jia Yi Chen. Age 9. http://volcanoartprize.com/portfolio-item/fish/

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