by Mike Telin
I sing the body electric,
The armies of those I love engirth me and I engirth them,
They will not let me off till I go with them, respond to them,
And discorrupt them, and charge them full with the charge of the soul.
Was it doubted that those who corrupt their own bodies conceal themselves?
And if those who defile the living are as bad as they who defile the dead?
And if the body does not do fully as much as the soul?
And if the body were not the soul, what is the soul? ……
Beginning on Wednesday, June 4 at 7:00 pm at the Parma-South Public Library, WordStage presents “Walt Whitman — I Sing the Body Electric”. Directed by Tim Tavcar in collaboration with the Cuyahoga County and Cleveland Public Libraries, the production draws on excerpts from Whitman’s letters, diaries…
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