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to the states

03 Jul

to the states_Whitman

Good reading for the Fourth, methinks.
I love to toss this at government students.
Interesting to contemplate within Whitman’s time and context.
Good to contemplate within ours
or any.

Resist much, obey little.

O the implications, applications.
The manner and temper of each is perhaps key.
From a biblical standpoint,
I would see the entire book of Romans as a dissertation on “resist much”
And in the first paragraph of Romans 13 the admonishment to “obey little.”
Like we do with the injunction of James
“Be swift to hear, slow to speak,”
We tend to reverse the order.

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Posted by on July 3, 2015 in Poetry, Quotations

 

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2 responses to “to the states

  1. Gina Deeming, Discovery Coach

    July 5, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    “Resist much, obey little.”
    Yes. and…
    “don’t wait for applause.
    Valuation is rooted in the
    deep inhale of awakenings,
    and effortless exhale of freedom.”

     
  2. wordhaver

    July 5, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    Nice coda, Gina! 🙂

     

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