Unseen Buds

We salute National Poetry Month with a poem by Walt Whitman, the 19th century poet whose birthplace is a New York State Historic Site.

UNSEEN BUDS

Unseen buds, infinite, hidden well,

Under the snow and ice, under the darkness, in every square or

cubic inch,

Germinal, exquisite, in delicate lace, microscopic, unborn,

Like babes in wombs, latent, folded, compact, sleeping;

Billions of billions, and trillions of trillions of them waiting,

(On earth and in the sea – the universe – the stars there in the

heavens,)

Urging slowly, surely forward, forming endless,

And waiting ever more, forever more behind.

Walt Whitman, Leaves of grass, 1891-1892

Take some time this month to see the poetry in the unseen buds and early spring flowers in a state park or historic site near you.

5 thoughts on “Unseen Buds”

    1. Hi Ms. O’Connor – Moreau Lake State Park does have handicapped sites for camping. If you search for a campsite in Reserve America,

      click on interested in:
      Camping & Lodging

      Looking for:
      RV
      Trailer
      or
      Tent

      Then click the more options to see what is accessible. Free electric is availabale with a doctor’s note.

      Thanks for reading NY State Parks Blog

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