Walt Whitman

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

A Clear Midnight - Poem by Walt Whitman

THIS is thy hour O Soul, thy free flight into the wordless,
Away from books, away from art, the day erased, the lesson done,
Thee fully forth emerging, silent, gazing, pondering the themes thou
lovest best.
Night, sleep, death and the stars.


Comments about A Clear Midnight by Walt Whitman

  • (10/27/2018 6:01:00 PM)


    I love this song. I would like to receive the original lyrics in Vietnamese. Thank you so much. (Report) Reply

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  • (6/15/2018 5:30:00 AM)


    😍😍😍 (Report) Reply

  • Britte Ninad (6/12/2018 3:39:00 AM)


    time is walking, crawling, rolling to its gravity
    Midnight of time! a boy I am
    on the bed of abusive game
    lonely elation
    lonely exhaustion of life's lymph!
    before the sunrise of time
    exhausted being I am.....
    (Report) Reply

  • (6/3/2018 9:34:00 PM)


    Great 😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃 (Report) Reply

  • Mahtab Bangalee (5/31/2018 5:06:00 AM)


    Thee fully forth emerging, silent, gazing, pondering the themes thou
    lovest best.
    (Report) Reply

  • (5/15/2018 9:05:00 PM)


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  • (5/9/2018 11:05:00 AM)


    It’s like Good Night Moon for adults. I read it like an evening prayer before bed. (Report) Reply

  • Sylvaonyema Uba (4/13/2018 6:11:00 AM)


    Excellent use of rhyme scheme. SYLVA-ONYEMA UBA (Report) Reply

  • (1/22/2018 8:12:00 AM)


    Nice poem 💖 (Report) Reply

  • (12/10/2017 8:31:00 AM)


    In little words the human thoughts in different times is narrated so greatly. (Report) Reply

  • (12/6/2017 1:31:00 PM)


    I believe he is saying goodbye in a sense of an outer body experiance. (Report) Reply

  • Yildirim Beyazit (11/10/2017 2:25:00 AM)


    amazing poem feel nice (Report) Reply

  • Mohit Katyal (11/8/2017 1:12:00 PM)


    Amazing poem.. Feels nice (Report) Reply

  • Reza Vafapour (10/22/2017 11:48:00 AM)


    amazing
    what he means by the word lesson?
    (Report) Reply

  • Saravanan Sivasubramanian (6/1/2017 6:06:00 AM)


    Away from books, away from art, the day erased, the lesson done

    walt witman leads us away from all things in the world including the world.

    He himself states that I am the child of soul and nature
    (Report) Reply

  • (4/21/2017 9:29:00 PM)


    This poem stole all the breath in my lungs and gave me dreams to breathe instead (Report) Reply

  • (1/2/2017 10:02:00 AM)

    tom allport
    a time to move on to greener pastures? (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (12/23/2016 6:55:00 PM)

    Midnight
    The deadline to be worthy before God before reaching the paradise.....+++++++++++++++++ nice poem........+++ (Report) Reply

  • (12/23/2016 3:07:00 PM)

    Merry christmass
    merry christmass everyone... wish you all a wonderfull night full starts and new beginings (Report) Reply

  • Lantz Pierre (12/23/2016 10:27:00 AM)

    Father Greybeard!
    A cloudless sky after the sun has set, as the hands of the clock bring one day to an end and another into being, such a sky leads away infinitely. Or comes to us from eternity. Walt, your words waltz through time. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

Poem Edited: Thursday, December 12, 2013


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