Walt Whitman
New York / United States
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Portals

Rating: 2.8
WHAT are those of the known, but to ascend and enter the Unknown?
And what are those of life, but for Death?
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Samuel Sirleaf 20 December 2013
“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown”- H.P. Lovecraft
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Natalie Lingenfelter 08 December 2005
This is a short, but rather deep poem...I think I understand it, but I'm not certain I want to 'enter to the unknown'....muahaha...
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David Bray 08 December 2005
the only things people fear are the unknown and death, but as whitman says life is greater than both of the two fears, so live on
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Cavanaugh Greenwood 02 December 2005
I think this poem is talking about people dying and going into the world of the 'unknown' and those from life are ascending into death. it is like a 'portal' into that world! hints the name...lol
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