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A Design For America

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A Design for America
In an unprecedented move, four of America’s finest architects, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Wallace Stevens and William Carlos Williams have entered in a competition to design the ultimate American home. After carefully planning and calculating, redesigning and drafting, the architects have each settled on one design each to present to the country for approval.
Walt Whitman’s design consisted of a sprawling ranch house on 20 acres of woodlands and streams. “I too am not a bit tamed, I too am untranslatable,/I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.” Indeed the tangle of trees, and the open hills and plains were not a “backyard” but became necessary to the ranch. Seeing the design for the land I myself felt impelled to explore it and exercise some testosterone.
At first glance it seemed like a typical western style ranch, but upon entering the home a different scene was apparent. Even though many of the rooms in this spacious house had high ceilings and wide entrances, there were many dark and smoky rooms. These murky rooms all were complete with a furnished bar and stools. What was surprising was that a few of these rooms contained stages and poles for nude dancers and some of the rooms were actual peep shows with hired dancers, male and female. It became obvious that Whitman was a huge fan of the open air and nature evident in the wild of the yard, complete with wildlife and all sorts of flora. However, he seemed to be a sexual tiger, thirsting for a sexual environment, exploring the taboo realms of homo and heterosexual feelings. “You grew up with me, were a boy with me or a girl with/me/I ate with you and slept with you, your body has become/not yours only nor left my body mine only,/You gave me the pleasure of your eyes, face, flesh, as we/pass, you take of my beard, breast, hands,”
In the next design Emily Dickinson created a quaint cottage with a tiny plot of a front...

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