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O Captain! My Captain! - Poem by Walt Whitman


O CAPTAIN! my Captain! our fearful trip is done;
The ship has weather'd every rack, the prize we sought is won;
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring:
But O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.


O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells;
Rise up--for you the flag is flung--for you the bugle trills; 10
For you bouquets and ribbon'd wreaths--for you the shores a-crowding;
For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning;
Here Captain! dear father!
This arm beneath your head;
It is some dream that on the deck,
You've fallen cold and dead.


My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still;
My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will;
The ship is anchor'd safe and sound, its voyage closed and done;
From fearful trip, the victor ship, comes in with object won; 20
Exult, O shores, and ring, O bells!
But I, with mournful tread,
Walk the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.


Comments about O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman

  • Rookie - 120 Points Randy Hogan (7/23/2015 2:41:00 PM)

    That reading is so incredible! :) (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 5,705 Points Abdulrazak Aralimatti (7/21/2015 8:17:00 AM)

    I salute the captain of the world, Abraham Lincoln, who eradicated slavery from the world and I also salute Walt Whitman for writing this great elegy. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 179 Points Frankie Wills (7/9/2015 9:15:00 AM)

    I love this poem, one of my all time favourites: first read it in a poetry anthology.So brilliantly written. Makes me cry everytime. Great to read aloud. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Funeral

  1. 1. O Captain! My Captain! , Walt Whitman
  2. 2. Age And Death , Emma Lazarus
  3. 3. If I Should Die , Emily Dickinson
  4. 4. When I Am Dead, My Dearest , Christina Georgina Rossetti
  5. 5. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep , Mary Elizabeth Frye
  6. 6. Night Funeral In Harlem , Langston Hughes
  7. 7. Consolation , Robert Louis Stevenson
  8. 8. In Flanders Field , John McCrae
  9. 9. Sonnet 71: No Longer Mourn For Me When I.. , William Shakespeare
  10. 10. For The Union Dead , Robert Lowell
  11. 11. A Refusal To Mourn The Death, By Fire, O.. , Dylan Thomas
  12. 12. On Death , Kahlil Gibran
  13. 13. The Emperor Of Ice-Cream , Wallace Stevens
  14. 14. Because I Could Not Stop For Death (712) , Emily Dickinson
  15. 15. Ode On Intimations Of Immortality From R.. , William Wordsworth
  16. 16. Farewell , Anne Brontë
  17. 17. The Wild Iris , Louise Gluck
  18. 18. Eulogy , Kevin Young
  19. 19. Question , May Swenson
  20. 20. Away , James Whitcomb Riley
  21. 21. Fugue Of Death , Paul Celan
  22. 22. This Is What Was Bequeathed Us , Gregory Orr
  23. 23. By Ways Remote And Distant Waters Sped , Gaius Valerius Catullus
  24. 24. Death Is Nothing At All , Henry Scott Holland
  25. 25. Remember , Christina Georgina Rossetti
  26. 26. What Came To Me , Jane Kenyon
  27. 27. Before And Every After , Marianne Boruch
  28. 28. And Death Shall Have No Dominion , Dylan Thomas
  29. 29. Dirge Without Music , Edna St. Vincent Millay
  30. 30. I Heard A Fly Buzz When I Died; , Emily Dickinson
  31. 31. Go Down, Death , James Weldon Johnson
  32. 32. So We'Ll Go No More A-Roving , George Gordon Byron
  33. 33. Epitaph On William Muir , Robert Burns
  34. 34. Because I Have Loved Life , Amelia Josephine Burr
  35. 35. Driven Across Many Nations , Gaius Valerius Catullus
  36. 36. The Earth Opens And Welcomes You , Abdellatif Laâbi
  37. 37. Let Me Go , Christina Georgina Rossetti
  38. 38. There Is No Death , John Luckey McCreery
  39. 39. If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking, , Emily Dickinson
  40. 40. There Is No Night Without A Dawning , Helen Steiner Rice
  41. 41. You'Ve Just Walked On Ahead Of Me , Joyce Grenfell
  42. 42. Into My Heart An Air That Kills , Alfred Edward Housman
  43. 43. Sonnet 60: Like As The Waves Make Toward.. , William Shakespeare
  44. 44. To Laugh Often And Much , Ralph Waldo Emerson
  45. 45. So Many Different Lengths Of Time , Brian Patten
  46. 46. Success , Bessie Anderson Stanley
  47. 47. Warm Summer Sun , Mark Twain
  48. 48. Break, Break, Break , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  49. 49. Eternity , William Blake
  50. 50. Afternoon In February , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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