Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Poets) for Friday, September 22, 2017:
In an 1855 poem he wrote, “I guess it must be the flag of my disposition, out of hopeful green stuff woven”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Ivan Plis, a magazine editor from Washington, DC
||Lauren Cusitello, a criminal & immigration defense lawyer from San Diego, California
||Betsy Knudson, an attorney from Salt Lake City, Utah (3-day total: $61,402)
Who is Walt Whitman?
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This is from the very lengthy Whitman poem “Song of Myself”, part of his 1855 collection Leaves of Grass.
A child said What is the grass? fetching it to me with full hands;
How could I answer the child? I do not know what it is any more than he.
I guess it must be the flag of my disposition, out of hopeful green stuff woven.
Or I guess it is the handkerchief of the Lord,
A scented gift and remembrancer designedly dropt,
Bearing the owner’s name someway in the corners, that we may see and remark, and say Whose?
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