Guest Post: Carrie Soukup
Guest Post: Carrie Soukup // @myrla_cat
When I was 14, I was given a copy of Leaves of Grass by my professor with the remark "You might like this book." It was the first book I stayed up all night to read, read it through 3 times, and decided the next morning as I was nodding off in class that I would be a writer. 17 years later, I haven't stopped reading the book at least once a week, and I can recite parts of it verbatim.
It is, by leaps and bounds, one book that I wish I would have written myself. I hope to write a book one day that might touch upon the glory of it.One of my favorite passages is from “Song of Myself”, lines 376-380.
Do you take it I would astonish?
Does the daylight astonish? Does the early redstart, twittering through the woods?
Do I astonish more than they?
This hour I tell things in confidence.
I might not tell everybody, but I will tell you.