As I Lay With Head In Your Lap, Camerado Poem by Walt Whitman

As I Lay With Head In Your Lap, Camerado

Rating: 3.2

AS I lay with my head in your lap, Camerado,
The confession I made I resume--what I said to you in the open air I
I know I am restless, and make others so;
I know my words are weapons, full of danger, full of death;
(Indeed I am myself the real soldier;
It is not he, there, with his bayonet, and not the red-striped
For I confront peace, security, and all the settled laws, to unsettle
I am more resolute because all have denied me, than I could ever have
been had all accepted me;
I heed not, and have never heeded, either experience, cautions,
majorities, nor ridicule;
And the threat of what is call'd hell is little or nothing to me; 10
And the lure of what is call'd heaven is little or nothing to me;
...Dear camerado! I confess I have urged you onward with me, and
still urge you, without the least idea what is our destination,
Or whether we shall be victorious, or utterly quell'd and defeated.

Brian Jani 29 June 2014

nice poem, its simple and has a calm atmosphere.keep it up

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Ramesh T A 18 October 2020

Very frank poetic utterance to know one's destiny! Sharing for sharing this here!

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Sylvia Frances Chan 18 October 2020

God, to Whitman, was both immanent and transcendent and the human soul was immortal and in a state of progressive development. Walt Whitman was a great poet and author, but he was homosexual and bisexual as is stated in his BIO. CONGRATULATIONS to the family of the late poet Walt Whitman. Must I give an immortal poet 5 Stars? OK, well now I know. Poem Hunter and TEam has chosen this poem as the CPOTD for today. Thank you for sharing

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Mahtab Bangalee 18 October 2020

For I confront peace, security, and all the settled laws, to unsettle them....excellently written, we are human beings, conscientious; we want to live in peace, we are not to establish unrest by fighting, we are not to create a turbulent world by building rules; dear friend; We are not to stand on the fence of faith and call on all towards us, we want to live in the humanity of unity among all.

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Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal 18 October 2020

So beautiful dear. love it so much... clear 10 As I Lay Monday,19th October 2020 0540AM no parallel for your role in devotion you are super divine Dr Jadia Hasmukh

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Kumarmani Mahakul 18 October 2020

This is great time to read the great Poem of the Day today penned by great poet Walt Whitman who is ranked #17 on top 500 poets on date 18 October 2020. The confession made is resumed in air, water in Earth, in heart and in emotion. There is urging of victorious life. This poem is excellently penned...

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 18 October 2020

A poem of great depth. Powerful words to ponder about. Brilliantly penned.

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Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman

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