Together with Walt Whitman in the White House

TOGETHER WITH WALT WHITMAN
IN THE WHITE HOUSE

I was with Walt Whitman
in the White House
I was searched
by some tall
strong policeman
he passed silently
saw or didn't see it
the white bearded man
I do not know, but
with Walt Whitman, was.

A the top we met
Lincoln
he smiled from the statue
calm
as if to tell us
here is the temple
of human freedom
Whitman said
all people
are brothers.

We passed the corridors
where even chandeliers
illuminate the history
in the rooms and salons
with colorful names
or flower
then we found ourselves
in the big hall
of Washington
which had not been
no day at
the White House
and now occupied
in the front.

We walked around
where once had been
Thomas Jefferson
and all others
as if they were
around.

Their breath was left
in the air
the frost in glassware
beyond the windows
a spring breeze was blowing
and dreams here
were ignited
like a light torch
for people.

Here breathing
has another dimension
it's different
here's more
ozone
time does not freeze
not, cause this building
is surrounded
with green grass.

Looking around the windows
from where they were
glancing
all the Presidents
waterfalls
red flowers like blood
of warriors
somewhere further
the National Cemetery
of Arlington
at the forefront
a big, high obelisk
who proudly touched
the skies.

I was at the white House
with Walt Whitman
yet to know
if was a book or a person
because 125 years ago
he had died
in Camden, New Jersey
and yet
I was with Whitman
in the White House
on Saturday
on May 20, 2017
on Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington DC
I have the sky
flowers
trees
and leaves
witnesses.

Washington DC, May 20, 2017

 
Written by Kolec Traboini on 07/06/18
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