Walt Whitman - Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre - Morrison, CO
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N 39° 39.816 W 105° 12.298
13S E 482418 N 4390441
The poem, "The Prairie-Grass Dividing" by Walt Whitman is inscribed on the sculpture "Leaves of Grass" by Tyler Aiello.
Waymark Code: WMFMYA
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 11/05/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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The prairie-grass dividing, its special odor breathing,
I demand of it the spiritual corresponding,
Demand the most copious and close companionship of men,
Demand the blades to rise of words, acts, beings,
Those of the open atmosphere, coarse, sunlit, fresh, nutritious,
Those that go their own gait, erect, stepping with freedom and
command, leading not following,
Those with a never-quell'd audacity, those with sweet and lusty
flesh clear of taint,
Those that look carelessly in the faces of Presidents and governors,
as to say Who are you?
Those of earth-born passion, simple, never constrain'd, never obedient,
Those of inland America.

"The Prairie-Grass Dividing" by Walt Whitman

"Tyler Aiello’s Leaves of Grass consists of a group of sculptures, inspired by the blades of prairie grasses and yucca leaves native to Red Rocks Park. The three oversized "blades" are fabricated from discs of durable, hand-forged, stamped steel. The discs are welded together and molded into the blade shapes, then wire-brushed and powder-coated in a patina that will complement the surrounding landscape." [visit link]

The piece greets visitors as the approach the ramp to the amphitheatre from the South Ramp Entrance.

2901 Ship Rock Rd Morrison, CO 80401

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