Walt Whitman
New York / United States
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A Child Said, What Is The Grass?

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A child said, What is the grass? fetching it to me with full
hands;
How could I answer the child?. . . .I do not know what it
is any more than he.

I guess it must be the flag of my disposition, out of hopeful
green stuff woven.

Or I guess it is the handkerchief of the Lord,
A scented gift and remembrancer designedly dropped,
Bearing the owner's name someway in the corners, that we
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Jemima 27 July 2019
Beautiful poem. Sounds like a bedtime story.
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Randy Johnson 06 November 2018
This poem really sucks
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Britte Ninad 12 June 2018
The great chest and upper of this figure this is world Benevolent benefactor for its dweller green of all its is uniform or ideal dress I, the beast or inhuman put off it heinously from its breast None is known to its decent limb walk i the inhuman awkwardly on its fair body devastate I the fiend all green dress and make I the beast it nude by forgetting its benefactions...
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Mahtab Bangalee 31 May 2018
O I perceive after all so many uttering tongues! And I perceive they do not come from the roofs of mouths for nothing. ...... They are alive and well somewhere; The smallest sprouts show there is really no death, And if ever there was it led forward life, and does not wait at the end to arrest it, And ceased the moment life appeared.
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Pop chany 08 February 2018
When I see this poem I think this is the world BEST poem
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Tom Allport 08 January 2017
a poem full of questions and intrigue, brilliento?
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Richard Lewis 18 September 2016
A classic from Walt.. Excellente..
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Jayne Doe 24 May 2016
I absolutely love this poem! It makes me think about how we become so accustomed to the world around us and how someone so young and innocent can cause us to see what is before us in a new light, pushing us to view things with a new perspectives and to appreciate the standard as something more.
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Mary Tilley 05 January 2016
Because Dear Frances...God IS Everything! Without God, there is NO meaning to Life because once the body withers away to dust it came from, the soul must make its journey to where it chose to go while in the body. My prayer for you is that you find GOD in Everything you do because as Solomon once said, "All life is meaningless without God." Blessings
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another jane doe 08 January 2018
very much agree-great to see others understand
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* Sunprincess * 18 June 2014
..........the curiosity of this child has taken us from what is the grass....to what has happened to the men and women.....love the poet's view of death....very nicely written...
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