‘Behold this compost! behold it well!’

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On this World Soil Day, it’s time to revisit Walt Whitman’s beautiful poem on compost. Let’s compost and send it back to the soil.

THIS COMPOST

SOMETHING startles me where I thought I was safest;
I withdraw from the still woods I loved;
I will not go now on the pastures to walk;           
I will not strip the clothes from my body to meet my lover the sea;         
I will not touch my flesh to the earth, as to other flesh, to renew me.             Continue reading