Walt Whitman

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

Beat! Beat! Drums!



BEAT! beat! drums!--Blow! bugles! blow!
Through the windows--through doors--burst like a ruthless force,
........................
........................
read full text »


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Comments about this poem (Beat! Beat! Drums! by Walt Whitman )

Enter the verification code :

  • Robert Howard (11/2/2006 9:47:00 AM)

    One of Whitman's greatest masterpieces! It places the collective madness of war into the context of the lives that are ploughed into them.

    There are many musical settings of this text but the one by Ralph Vaughan Williams stands out in my mind for capturing the soul of this monument. (Report) Reply

New Poems

  1. Shall we dance?, kolawole ogunfowokan
  2. Squirrel, gajanan mishra
  3. Democrats, Aftab Alam
  4. Light Fingers, Ron Slate
  5. Vasiyet, Muzaffer Akin
  6. The Demise of Camembert, Ron Slate
  7. Belgium, Ron Slate
  8. The Great Wave, Ron Slate
  9. As you rightly say, Pradip Chattopadhyay
  10. Game of Dark and Bright, Aftab Alam

Poem of the Day

poet Charles Stuart Calverley

He stood, a worn-out City clerk —
Who'd toil'd, and seen no holiday,
For forty years from dawn to dark —
Alone beside Caermarthen Bay.
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  6. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  7. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  9. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  10. In Flanders Field, John McCrae

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]