Walt Whitman

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

Beat! Beat! Drums! - Poem by Walt Whitman

BEAT! beat! drums!--Blow! bugles! blow!
Through the windows--through doors--burst like a ruthless force,
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Comments about Beat! Beat! Drums! by Walt Whitman

  • (2/29/2016 10:51:00 PM)

    Mind blowing drum beats and blowing bugles that escalate the madness for war. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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  • (2/29/2016 9:54:00 PM)

    .........beautiful opening line....fantastic flow ★ (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (2/29/2016 2:07:00 PM)

    The things that Walt Whitman can do to his readers is unmatched! That drum beat permeates the poem and we read it to the beat of that drum, that persistent drum beating like our heart, beating like the heart of a nation on the brink of catastrophe (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (2/29/2016 7:55:00 AM)

    A classic poem, but let's forget the drums and the bugles, and forget the wars. Let's have peace. (Report) Reply

  • Barry Middleton (2/29/2016 6:04:00 AM)

    Some things never change. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (2/29/2016 5:34:00 AM)

    Drum beat! There is no peace on earth today. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (2/29/2016 12:45:00 AM)

    Even today this poem stands valid, a masterpiece indeed. (Report) Reply

  • (11/2/2006 9:47:00 AM)

    One of Whitman's greatest masterpieces! It places the collective madness of war into the context of the lives that are ploughed into them.

    There are many musical settings of this text but the one by Ralph Vaughan Williams stands out in my mind for capturing the soul of this monument.
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