Great are yourself and myself,
We are just as good and bad as the oldest and youngest
What the best and worst did we could do,
What they felt..do we not feel it in ourselves?
What they wished..do we not wish the same?
Was Walt Whitman a stoic?
Parts of this poem make it seem so. I need to research his biography to learn more.
Follow up soon…
From: Leaves of Grass 150th Anniversary Edition (Penguin Classics), pg.156,157