Post more comments
Want a gift card for being active Forum member? Post comments and win $25 gift card every week.
Rules:
PoemHunter.com will be giving away Amazon.com gift cards (worth $75 in total) every week to first three members ($25 each) who participate most in our forum discussions. You just have to post comments on forum pages, poet pages or poem pages anywhere inside PoemHunter.com
Comments posted needs to be in different pages. Posting more than 1 comment on the same page will only be counted once.
Members can not post comments without being logged in.
PoemHunter.com has the right to cancel or edit this contest.
PoemHunter.com has a right to disqualify or ban member(s) without providing any type of reason, belief or proof in regards to any type of illegal activity or fraud.

Walt Whitman

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

Previous Month July 2014 Next Month
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
Poem of the Day
Select a day from the calendar.
Would you like to see the poem of the day in your e-mail box every morning?
Your email address:
  Subscribe FREE
  Unsubscribe

O Captain! My Captain!



O CAPTAIN! my Captain! our fearful trip is done;
The ship has weather'd every rack, the prize we sought is won;
........................
........................
read full text »


Do you like this poem?
5 person liked.
1 person did not like.

Comments about this poem (O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman )

Enter the verification code :

  • Aiswarya. T.anish (4/18/2009 10:57:00 AM)

    This poem is so excellent. I didn't know the history of this poem till now. It was written for Abraham Lincoln after his death. You are indeed a great poet. (Report) Reply

  • Julia Wakeman (2/19/2009 9:49:00 PM)

    This is such an epic poem. I think that it has deserve the popularity it has gained.
    The history of the poem is so interesting, (being written for Abraham Lincoln after his death) . Also the poem has such great emotion, you see the horror that he feels by finding his captain 'on the deck... fallen cold and dead.' (Report) Reply

  • Delilah Miller (7/2/2008 2:16:00 AM)

    It's not just a man. Whitman wrote this for Abraham Lincoln, after his assassination when the country's only steadfast leader was gone and the country was in ruins. Plus, it's the father of American poetry that launched the beat movement and was pretty damn important because American education went down the drain. (Report) Reply

  • Weldon Winn (1/9/2008 8:09:00 PM)

    Molaire, most of those who have poems on this site should be humble. In point of fact they should be ashamed to post their words as poetry. You are not even worthy to have your name on the same page as Walt Whitman. (Report) Reply

  • Mo. (7/2/2007 3:09:00 PM)

    Walt Witman is a great poet!
    I'm humbled to have poems on the same website as his. (Report) Reply

  • Dimitris(Jimmy) Psachos (7/2/2007 9:56:00 AM)

    I hear ya Walt, poet of the justification and the painful sorrow. For you are the real captain whom all the world should praise and feel your magic light, Lorca has dedicated a whole poem for you... Too bad the deck where you lived is now controlled by forces unknown and misdemeanor....! (Report) Reply

  • Brian Dorn (7/23/2006 8:09:00 PM)

    A brilliant tale of bitter sweet victory... the storm is weathered except for the fate of the Captain. (Report) Reply

  • Matt Rinck (3/22/2006 11:17:00 PM)

    The ship that has weather'd every rack is the Union, the fearful trip was The Civil War and the Captain was Abraham Lincoln. (Report) Reply

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

New Poems

  1. OUT OF DESTROYED BUILDINGS, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  2. The Blue Fly, Abdullah alHemaidy
  3. Hunkered Down With Memories, Lonnie Hicks
  4. ODESSA. UKRAINE., human woman
  5. THAT FACE ذلك الوجه, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  6. Looking Upon Us, Naveed Akram
  7. Sweet Valentine, Lara A. Aqrawi
  8. No Reins, Lauren B Called
  9. Nothing like IT, george albot
  10. Prayer to the Father, David Lessard

Poem of the Day

poet Robert William Service

Three times I had the lust to kill,
To clutch a throat so young and fair,
And squeeze with all my might until
No breath of being lingered there.
Three times I drove the demon out,
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]