The Astronomer – Walt Whitman (Powerful Life Poetry)

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"The Road Not Taken" is a source of inspiration for me, because it encourages me to seize opportunities and chart my own course in life.

Our short, animated rendition of a much-loved poem by Walt Whitman.

In ‘When I Heard the Learned Astronomer’, Whitman conveys his belief in the limits of using scientific analysis to understand nature. Instead, he suggests one needs to experience nature for true understanding, rather than measure it.

Produced by RedFrost Motivation
Narrated by Nicky Rebelo
Score by ROARY


When i heard The learned astronomer When the proofs the figures Were ranged in columns before me When i was shown the charts and diagrams To add Divide And measure them When i sitting Heard the astronomer where he lectured With much applause in the lecture room How soon Unaccountable I became tired and sick Till rising and gliding out I wandered off by myself In the mystical moist night air And from time to time Looked up in perfect silence At the stars [Music] You

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