Treasure Island

Walt Whitman

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

Lo! Victress On The Peaks



LO! Victress on the peaks!
Where thou, with mighty brow, regarding the world,
(The world, O Libertad, that vainly conspired against thee;)
Out of its countless beleaguering toils, after thwarting them all;
Dominant, with the dazzling sun around thee,
Flauntest now unharm'd, in immortal soundness and bloom--lo! in these
hours supreme,
No poem proud, I, chanting, bring to thee--nor mastery's rapturous
verse;
But a book, containing night's darkness, and blood-dripping wounds,
And psalms of the dead.

Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

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

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: poem, world, sun, night

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Lo! Victress On The Peaks by Walt Whitman )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

New Poems

  1. The Unimpressed Poet, Hebert Logerie
  2. Poetical Life Meanings, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  3. Mere Words, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  4. Occasions Of Promise, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  5. A LITTLE PRAYER, Vinaya Joseph
  6. Even for bluff, hasmukh amathalal
  7. For you - Mother, gajanan mishra
  8. My Morning Glory, Refa Kris
  9. The Beast, Shannon Paterson
  10. Mode Of Poetry, RoseAnn V. Shawiak

Poem of the Day

poet Paul Laurence Dunbar

The mist has left the greening plain,
The dew-drops shine like fairy rain,
The coquette rose awakes again
Her lovely self adorning.

The Wind is hiding in the trees,
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. If, Rudyard Kipling
  3. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  6. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  8. Morning, Paul Laurence Dunbar
  9. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  10. As I Grew Older, Langston Hughes

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]