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
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Comments about A Clear Midnight by Walt Whitman

  • Robert Murray Smith (1/7/2017 11:59:00 PM)

    Succinct poignancy in poem form. (Report) Reply

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  • Tom Allport (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)

    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

  • (12/23/2016 9:57:00 AM)

    A silent night welcomes all thoughts. Words attract with their simplicity. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh T A (12/23/2016 9:06:00 AM)

    An epigrammatic poem on the passage of death finally in life is very fine! (Report) Reply

  • (12/23/2016 8:44:00 AM)

    I'll say again - wonderful. (Report) Reply

  • Seamus O' Brian (12/23/2016 8:18:00 AM)

    Classic WW. Night, sleep, death, and the stars─those ideas beloved by poets. I love the irony, however, that the free flight into the wordless must still be rendered visible through the use of words. But luminously rendered, indeed. (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (12/23/2016 5:12:00 AM)

    tom allport
    a time to let things go and move on to a different plain (Report) Reply

  • Akham Nilabirdhwaja Singh (11/26/2016 7:49:00 AM)

    Free flight
    Sincerely, I feel it.Fantastic! (Report) Reply

  • R Soos (11/21/2016 9:29:00 AM)

    'Tis so true - I have noticed many times when tagging my poems, one of those four themes are major factors in my thoughts. Whitman as prophet =: -) (Report) Reply

  • Dr.subhendu Kar (10/28/2016 12:46:00 PM)

    so awesome when free from all, as creation.. (Report) Reply

  • Annette Aitken (10/16/2016 12:12:00 PM)

    Beautiful..peacful poem.....sets your mind at ease.... (Report) Reply

  • Menato San (8/3/2016 12:23:00 AM)

    Night, sleep, death and the stars (Report) Reply

  • (3/17/2016 9:13:00 PM)

    I think that this may not be Whitman's best poem, but the implied theme and meaning behind his words is strong, meaningful, and to the point. (Report) Reply

  • Frank Blacharczyk (9/13/2015 8:08:00 AM)

    Where the mind is free to think and create hopefully to remember. (Report) Reply

  • (4/27/2015 1:18:00 AM)

    Beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • (4/16/2015 11:39:00 AM)

    The poem is replete with alliteration (this thy, free flight, fully forth, themes thou), assonance (hour o soul, free flight, day erased, silent gazing pondering). The soft sounds (th, ou, ay) add to its flow like a breeze flows. What an amazing creation! (Report) Reply

  • Captain Herbert Poetry (4/26/2014 5:17:00 AM)

    I feel the depth of the poem and the poet. Short but very wide in mening (Report) Reply

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