Inauguration Day

He might not be MY idea of a good time, but it is important that we respect the democratic will of the American people.  Here, then, is my reading of selections from Song of Myself, from Walt Whitman’s magnum opus Leaves of Grass, in honour of inauguration day.

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Allan Lear

Allan is an embittered alcoholic failure, a choice of lifestyle he indulges in despite being happily married and largely sober. In the dark wee hours of the night he reads quite a few books, from which he remembers little and learns nothing.

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