Oh captain my captain

by Walt Whitman

June 4, 1968.  I was interviewed by Jack Smith of the Los Angeles Times. He asked me why I liked Robert Kennedy. I told him he reminded me of Abraham Lincoln.  I created a drawing of Abraham Lincoln when I was 11 years old. I could not speak English but I could draw. Lincoln looked sad.  I liked him.


WALT WHITMAN COULD HAVE WRITTEN THIS ABOUT THE KENNEDYS

WALT WHITMAN