Walt Whitman

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

Beginning My Studies - Poem by Walt Whitman


BEGINNING my studies, the first step pleas'd me so much,
The mere fact, consciousness--these forms--the power of motion,
The least insect or animal--the senses--eyesight--love;
The first step, I say, aw'd me and pleas'd me so much,
I have hardly gone, and hardly wish'd to go, any farther,
But stop and loiter all the time, to sing it in extatic songs.


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002



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