Walt Whitman, the bard of democracy, was a journalist, abolitionist, and poet. Whitman worked on his famous anthem, Leaves of Grass, for about forty years. The original publication consisted of only 12 poems, while the final volume contained over 400. Despite his passion for his poetry, it never reached the fame in his lifetime that it did after his death. It is only in the 20th century that his free verse style was embraced by the poetry community at large.
Adam was inspired by a bottle of Monteverde Green to use the Lamy Vista EF to create this gorgeous portrait of the poet. Like many artists of the past and even present, Whitman continued creating despite having to make ends meet through teaching or journalism. He continued to write despite criticism and across decades to complete his life’s work. The final version was published 1892 and has inspired thousands of poets in the ensuing decades.
Take a hint from Whitman- if you believe in what you’re doing, keep doing it! Your work may be inspiring others, even if the world isn’t quite ready for it yet.
What do you think of the Lamy Vista and Monteverde Green? Is this a perfect match?
The Goulet Pen Company Team