EQUINOX IN CALIFORNIA—In honor of the Autumn equinox as represented by falling leaves along a street in Pleasant Hill, California, a small town east of San Francisco, please enjoy the following poem from the public domain by noted 19th century American poet Walt Whitman.
LINGERING LAST DROPS
And whence and why come you?
We know not whence, (was the answer,)
We only know that we drift here with the rest,
That we linger'd and lagg'd—but were wafted at last, and are now here,
To make the passing shower's concluding drops.
Walter "Walt" Whitman (1819- 1892) was an American poet, essayist and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works.
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