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the scene in Brooklyn Bridge Park yesterday at the marathon reading of "Song of Myself"
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Walt "Wally" Whitman, the erstwhile center fielder for the American Canons and pitcher for the Cosmic All-Stars, turns 193 today. While very much the crafty veteran, the joy and exuberance with which Whitman takes the field while platooning with R.W. Emerson is evidenced in every bare-footed step he takes in the outfield grass. In celebration of his birthday, we're presenting an excerpt from his little-known poetic homage to his American Canons teammate and captain, Ahab. from "O Captain! My Captain!" O CAPTAIN! my Captain! our fearful season's done; The team has weatherd every series, the penant we sought is won; The...