Read the following poem by Walt Whitman and write AT LEAST three sentences explaing (1) What he is saying about science, (2) what he is saying about nature, and (3) if you agree with what he is saying about science and nature.
When finished, begin thinking about your next poem, about either science or nature, which needs to be at least 100 words and contain two new words you have never used before.
When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer
By Walt Whitman
When I heard the learn’d astronomer,
When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me,
When I was shown the charts and diagrams, to add, divide, and measure them,
When I sitting heard the astronomer where he lectured with much applause in the lecture-room,
How soon unaccountable I became tired and sick,
Till rising and gliding out I wander’d off by myself,
In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time,
Look’d up in perfect silence at the stars.