Walt Whitman

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

A Paumanok Picture

Poem by Walt Whitman

TWO boats with nets lying off the sea-beach, quite still,
Ten fishermen waiting--they discover a thick school of mossbonkers--
they drop the join'd seine-ends in the water,
The boats separate and row off, each on its rounding course to the
beach, enclosing the mossbonkers,
The net is drawn in by a windlass by those who stop ashore,
Some of the fishermen lounge in their boats, others stand ankle-deep
in the water, pois'd on strong legs,
The boats partly drawn up, the water slapping against them,
Strew'd on the sand in heaps and windrows, well out from the water,
the green-back'd spotted mossbonkers.


Comments about A Paumanok Picture by Walt Whitman

  • Konab GhummanKonab Ghumman (6/30/2019 2:20:00 PM)

    beautiful


    The net is drawn in by a windlass by those who stop ashore,
    Some of the fishermen lounge in their boats, others stand ankle-deep
    in the water, pois'd on strong legs,
    The boats partly drawn up, the water slapping against them,
    Strew'd on the sand in heaps and windrows, well out from the water,
    the green-back'd spotted mossbonkers.(Report)Reply

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  • Douglas Scotney (5/15/2019 7:27:00 PM)

    honing his description of the observed was Walt(Report)Reply

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  • paul amrod (5/14/2019 7:58:00 PM)

    My fellow New Yorker I am very proud of.(Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (5/14/2019 1:46:00 PM)

    Drawn Up! ! ! ! !

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (5/14/2019 9:26:00 AM)

    The great Walt Whitman.......... and all his thoughts are really wonderful. tony(Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (5/14/2019 6:39:00 AM)

    Well inscribed poem by Walt Whitman.(Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (5/14/2019 3:17:00 AM)

    The boats partly drawn up, the water slapping against them, ..../// the picture(Report)Reply

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  • Mohit KatyalMohit Katyal (11/8/2017 1:14:00 PM)

    A paumanok picture... Loved the title(Report)Reply

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  • * Sunprincess * (2/2/2014 12:02:00 AM)

    .....the poet captured the picture beautifully...(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002