A screen print, printed in blue, of Allen Crawford's handwritten text and illustration of lines 1-7 of section 6 of Walt Whitman's poem "Song of Myself":
A child said What is the grass? fetching it to me with full hands;
How could I answer the child? I do not know what it is any more than he.
I guess it must be the flag of my disposition, out of hopeful green stuff woven.
Or I guess it is the handkerchief of the Lord,
A scented gift and remembrancer designedly dropt,
Bearing the owner's name someway in the corners, that we may
see and remark, and say Whose?
Or I guess the grass is itself a child, the produced babe of the vegetation.
The print is illustrated with a figure of an infant, made up of wrapping blades of grass.
This illustration is also used in Crawford's 2014 publication, "Whitman Illuminated: Song of Myself."
CBA has one copy, this is copy 1, numbered and signed in pencil at the foot of the print: "45/150", "Allen Crawford."