Walt Whitman

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

A Woman Waits For Me - Poem by Walt Whitman


A WOMAN waits for me--she contains all, nothing is lacking,
Yet all were lacking, if sex were lacking, or if the moisture of the
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Comments about A Woman Waits For Me by Walt Whitman

  • Gold Star - 5,046 Points Asit Kumar Sanyal (8/2/2015 6:13:00 AM)

    A like the poem. It makes me smile. (Report) Reply

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  • Bronze Star - 2,244 Points Spock The Vegan (5/8/2015 12:15:00 PM)

    I think this poem breaks the PoemHunter rules for being sexually explicit, but there is no way to report it. He seems to describe himself as a polygamist. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,314 Points G. Akanji Olaniyi (5/8/2015 8:50:00 AM)

    Men in such humility for women? Nice poem, I feel! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 822 Points Kate Lechoe (5/8/2015 7:06:00 AM)

    Wow! What a poem! So descriptive. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 23,123 Points Kim Barney (5/8/2015 6:11:00 AM)

    I had heard before that Whitman was bisexual, and line ten here seems to confirm that for me. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,689 Points Naida Nepascua Supnet (5/8/2015 2:45:00 AM)

    At one point I sensed that he thinks of himself as a blessing to women haha..
    But i like the poem
    It makes me smile
    It makes me ponder
    and yes
    It's Walt Whitman's (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,014 Points Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (5/8/2015 1:24:00 AM)

    Mama mia! There he goes again
    Vilifying a very very sacred act
    Gaining nothing in the bargain
    But then just rudely stating a fact..........

    Something about the tone of the poem seems to suggest that the male is doing a big favour and as such the pain is worth to the other. Yet a very good poem..... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 2 Points Inki Chae (11/1/2014 8:49:00 AM)

    It just makes me laugh everytime (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 2 Points Inki Chae (11/1/2014 8:49:00 AM)

    It just makes me laugh everytime (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sara Stone (12/9/2005 11:01:00 AM)

    I loved this poem because it describes the physical act of sex on so many different levels that I've never thought of before. It takes a simple, almost instinctual act and ties into it the beginning of existence and all the ecstacy in life. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kevin Howard (4/24/2005 8:28:00 PM)

    Whitman is an American Uber Man. Nietzsche would be proud. His passion runs deep and is only surpassed by his certainty. This is what makes him rare among men. (Report) Reply










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