Barnes creates a short, yet fantastic, account of the life and memories of his fictonalized narrator. The book leaves you wondering about how memory actually works and brings up questions about our lives, memories, and relationships.
To celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day virtually, we have chosen to share Walt Whitman’s 1867 poem “Facing West From California’s Shores.”
Facing west, from California’s shores, Inquiring, tireless, seeking what is yet unfound, I, a child, very old, over waves, towards the house of maternity, the land of migrations, look afar, Look off the shores of my Western Sea—the circle almost circled; For, starting westward from Hindustan, from the vales of Kashmere, From Asia—from the north—from the God, the sage, and the hero, From the south—from the flowery peninsulas, and the spice islands; Long having wander’d since—round the earth having wander’d, Now I face home again—very pleas’d and joyous; (But where is what I started for, so long ago? And why is it yet unfound?)
This is a photo, actually facing east, of Long Beach in Southern Los Angeles County. The photo is part of a series of Beach Erosion Reports created by the Army Corps of Engineers held at the National Archives at Riverside.
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