Song of the Subway: Walt Whitman on the Downtown Express

As New York returns, and the trains are running 24 hours a day again, let us pause to marvel at the convulsive wonder underneath our very feet.

Song Of The Subway: Walt Whitman On The Downtown Express

The New York Times – by David Margolick

I wasn’t thinking about Walt Whitman when I hopped on the subway at 72nd and Broadway. My time was short, and I wanted only to get down to Chambers Street as quickly as possible, before the courthouses on Foley Square closed. But what happened on the first leg of my trip prompted my own poor imitation of a Whitman poem. Call it “Song of the Subway.”

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