A Paumanok Picture Poem by Walt Whitman

A Paumanok Picture

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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.

A Paumanok Picture
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
* Sunprincess * 02 February 2014

.....the poet captured the picture beautifully...

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Mohit Katyal 08 November 2017

A paumanok picture... Loved the title

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Mahtab Bangalee 14 May 2019

The boats partly drawn up, the water slapping against them, ..../// the picture

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Kumarmani Mahakul 14 May 2019

Well inscribed poem by Walt Whitman.

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Konab Ghumman 30 June 2019

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.

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Douglas Scotney 15 May 2019

honing his description of the observed was Walt

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paul amrod 14 May 2019

My fellow New Yorker I am very proud of.

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Edward Kofi Louis 14 May 2019

Drawn Up! ! ! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Dr Antony Theodore 14 May 2019

The great Walt Whitman.......... and all his thoughts are really wonderful. tony

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