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Sound Your Barbaric YAWP

Bluk. I sound my barbaric YAWP over the roofs of the world.¬† ~Walt Whitman-Leaves of Grass Your “barbaric yawp” is like your battle cry…how you would announce yourself to the world and let them know who you are. ¬†Reflect your inner self…loudly, explosively and truthfully! Again, Bluk. That’s how I feel right now when I think about Barbaric YAWPs. We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, “O me! O life!… of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless… of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?” Answer. That you are here – that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the …