Walt Whitman

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

O Hymen! O Hymenee! - Poem by Walt Whitman


O HYMEN! O hymenee!
Why do you tantalize me thus?
O why sting me for a swift moment only?
Why can you not continue? O why do you now cease?
Is it because, if you continued beyond the swift moment, you would
soon certainly kill me?


Comments about O Hymen! O Hymenee! by Walt Whitman

  • Paulos Ioannou Paulos Ioannou (2/4/2016 8:26:00 PM)


    An elegy that clearly hits the nerve. Walt is a great imagist. One of the greatest American poets of all times. (Report) Reply

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal Mohammed Asim Nehal (12/12/2015 1:48:00 PM)


    Why can you not continue? O why do you now cease?
    Is it because, if you continued beyond the swift moment, you would
    soon certainly kill me? (Report) Reply

  • Tom Navarro Tom Navarro (10/26/2015 2:39:00 AM)


    when one love there is a little bit of dying, dying to selfishness (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002



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