Dupont Circle

North entrance, inner circular parapet wall of escalator well.

Whitman & Miller Poems, 2007
Engraved granite
Wall: 219' c

Dupont Circle Whitman - 2007

The Dresser / The Wound-Dresser (excerpt),
Walt Whitman

Thus in silence in dreams' projections,
Returning, resuming, I thread my way through the hospitals;
The hurt and wounded I pacify with soothing hand,
I sit by the restless all the dark night - some are so young;
Some suffer so much - I recall the experience sweet and sad . . .

Walter "Walt" Whitman was an American poet, essayist, and journalist. He is known to have written one of the great literary classics, a poetry collection titled, Leaves of Grass.

This project was made possible in part by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities and was donated to WMATA.