Walt Whitman

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

After The Sea-Ship - Poem by Walt Whitman

AFTER the Sea-Ship--after the whistling winds;
After the white-gray sails, taut to their spars and ropes,
Below, a myriad, myriad waves, hastening, lifting up their necks,
Tending in ceaseless flow toward the track of the ship:
Waves of the ocean, bubbling and gurgling, blithely prying,
Waves, undulating waves--liquid, uneven, emulous waves,
Toward that whirling current, laughing and buoyant, with curves,
Where the great Vessel, sailing and tacking, displaced the surface;
Larger and smaller waves, in the spread of the ocean, yearnfully
The wake of the Sea-Ship, after she passes--flashing and frolicsome,
under the sun, 10
A motley procession, with many a fleck of foam, and many fragments,
Following the stately and rapid Ship--in the wake following.

Comments about After The Sea-Ship by Walt Whitman

  • (2/22/2018 10:25:00 AM)

    The only poem by Walt Whitman was the one called Oh Captain, My Captain, which was beautiful, I recommend (Report) Reply

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  • Thomas Case (11/27/2015 6:11:00 AM)

    you can almost smell the ocean (Report) Reply

  • Brian Jani (5/13/2014 12:28:00 PM)

    Walt Amazing poetic skills here (Report) Reply

  • Brian Jani (5/13/2014 12:27:00 PM)

    Walt Amazing poetic skills here (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

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