William Cullen Bryant explains why America is freaking out

In his classic poem “Thanatopsis,” William Cullen Bryant ponders death. The title means “the gaze of death” in Greek. A long tradition in poetry and art holds up the genre of thanatopsis, reflecting on what it means to die.    To him who in the love of Nature holds   Communion with her visible forms, she speaks   A…

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