Walt Whitman

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

A Child's Amaze - Poem by Walt Whitman


SILENT and amazed, even when a little boy,
I remember I heard the preacher every Sunday put God in his
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Comments about A Child's Amaze by Walt Whitman

  • (5/5/2008 9:09:00 AM)


    Of course, everyone who posts a ditty on this site fires on all cylinders
    each and every time out!

    The speaker comments on an asinine remark a preacher makes in
    church, and instantly recognizes it as such. Would some politicians
    have reacted today, even with the wisdom acquired with age? Read
    the latest news on the presidential race in the US! Whitman's 'little
    boy' can tell a con job when he hears one, even children can resist
    the wool being pulled over their eyes by a master of foolish rhetoric!

    The preacher has in effect negated his belief in a supreme being, as
    even one of tender years perceives. 'A Child's Amaze' requires careful
    reading to understand Whitman's point, don't you think? The poem itself
    is a succinct argument for writing concise poetry!
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