Authors: Walt Whitman, W.H. Auden
Arranged by: jAnon
Rating: PG [Coda rated NC-17]
Disclaimer: I have not profited monetarily from this venture, nor do I claim original ownership of the characters, setting, and poetry. All poetry used in this arrangement was found on the internet and used without the permission of the Whitman or Auden estates.
Warning: The coda, entitled "The Platonic Blow (A Day for a Lay)" is attributed (rather controversially) to Auden and very much NC-17.
Summary: Ambassador Spock is sent on an urgent diplomatic mission a few days before his and Admiral Kirk's twenty year anniversary. Poetry ensues.
Note: This arrangement of Whitman's and Auden's poetry is meant to be a tribute to both poets and a celebration of their works. I admire and respect both men greatly and wanted to increase reader exposure to their verse, particularly their homosexual/homoerotic pieces. Also, Kirk : Whitman :: Spock : Auden made sense to me.
K- In Paths Untrodden
S- The More Loving One
K- Whoever You Are Holding Me Now In Hand
S- Lay Your Sleeping Head, My Love
K- These Singing I In Spring
S- The Common Life
K- Not Heaving From My Ribb'd Breast Only
S- Are You There?
K- We Two Boys Together Clinging, A Glimpse, What Think You I Take My Pen In Hand?
S- To You Simply
K- The Base of All Metaphysics
S- The Labyrinth
K- I Hear It Was Charged Against Me
S- After Reading a Child's Guide to Modern Physics
K- I Saw in Louisiana a Live-Oak Growing
S- Another Time
K- Sometimes With One I Love, That Shadow My Likeness, O You Whom I Often Sit and Silently Come
S- Law, Like Love
K- Roots and Leaves Themselves Alone
S- The Riddle
K- When I Peruse the Conquer'd Fame, When I Heard At the Close of the Day
S- If I Could Tell You
K- Recorders Ages Hence, Are You the New Person Drawn Toward Me?, No Labor-Saving Machine
S- Like a Vocation
K- To a Stranger, Among the Multitude, Full of Life Now
S- Few and Simple
K- City of Orgies
K- For You O Democracy, The Prairie-Grass Dividing, I Dream'd In a Dream
S- As We Like It
K- Here the Frailest Leaves of Me
S- Refugee Blues
K- Trickle Drops
S- As I Walked Out One Evening
K- Of the Terrible Doubt of Appearances
S- Heavy Date
K- Not Heat Flames Up and Consumes
Coda- The Platonic Blow (A Day for a Lay)