Walt Whitman

(31 May 1819 - 26 March 1892 / New York / United States)

A Child Said, What Is The Grass? - Poem by Walt Whitman

A child said, What is the grass? fetching it to me with full
How could I answer the child?. . . .I do not know what it
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Comments about A Child Said, What Is The Grass? by Walt Whitman

  • (6/11/2009 5:02:00 PM)

    OK I get it, I thought as I read the comments posted by POEWHIT et al about Whitman's 'A child said, What is the grass? ' It is all those things that Whitman imagined in the poem, as well as what you think it means. Poewhit said the poem captures 'the cycle of life, ' OK I say so what? Mahlanga's drivel about 'a new view of life' means nothing to a reader like me who eschews propaganda like his! Maybe a handkerchief deposited by God is the best poetic expression of all, I just don't know! Do you, dear reader? (Report) Reply

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  • (6/11/2009 9:03:00 AM)

    Whitman and his understanding of life captures the cycle of life. Grass grows and renews each year. Only for life to trim it. (Report) Reply

  • (6/11/2009 4:53:00 AM)

    Life can be viewed in different forms and many have and may want to know about what exactly life entails, reading this poem has enabled me to change my mind set completetly and have a new view of life, hence life at times can give us what we aspire.I for one am on your side and say you are absolutely correct Whitman, TSG M. (Report) Reply

  • (2/19/2009 9:52:00 PM)

    'What is grass? ' the little mysteries in life are beautiful. God has created an amazing world, and all we can really do is try to figure it all out scientifically. I'm sure I could tell you what grass is, how it grows, and many other interesting facts. But does any of that matter? Sometimes we really just need to sit back and say, 'What is grass? Lord, why don't You tell me this time? ' (Report) Reply

  • (7/10/2007 6:47:00 AM)

    It has spirit and optimism. I don't really know what to say about it that will do it justice. Walt Whitman is something else entirely. (Report) Reply

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