Treasure Island

Walt Whitman

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

Not My Enemies Ever Invade Me


NOT my enemies ever invade me--no harm to my pride from them I fear;
But the lovers I recklessly love--lo! how they master me!
Lo! me, ever open and helpless, bereft of my strength!
Utterly abject, grovelling on the ground before them.

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: strength, pride, fear, love

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 (Not My Enemies Ever Invade Me by Walt Whitman )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

New Poems

  1. To Want With Wishes It More Lived, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  2. Your Kept Best, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  3. ROUND AND ROUND, Peter LeBuhn
  4. God's Gift To You!, Denis Martindale
  5. Voices, stephen awuni
  6. Cost Less, stephen awuni
  7. My Past Governs Me, Ian Paisnel
  8. Mind's Heart, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  9. Unrest Soul: Imperfection, Onyekachukwu Vincent Onyeche
  10. OVER THE TOP, Donald R Charon

Poem of the Day

poet Rupert Brooke

If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. If, Rudyard Kipling
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  6. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  7. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  8. 1914 V: The Soldier, Rupert Brooke
  9. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  10. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]