Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass. Walt Whitman says that today we are excited and involved about this or that and it is well but in some tomorrow we will be somewhere else and it will be for others to be newly excited about the things that once held us. He says we are immortal anyhow and will continue because if not he would have died at that very moment. Oh, and school is a bore (The Learned Astronomer), and that instead he went outside and looked at the actual stars. But of course he says it infinitely better because he is Walt Whitman.