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O Me! O Life! - Poem by Walt Whitman


O ME! O life!... of the questions of these recurring;
Of the endless trains of the faithless--of cities fill'd with the
foolish;
Of myself forever reproaching myself, (for who more foolish than I,
and who more faithless?)
Of eyes that vainly crave the light--of the objects mean--of the
struggle ever renew'd;
Of the poor results of all--of the plodding and sordid crowds I see
around me;
Of the empty and useless years of the rest--with the rest me
intertwined;
The question, O me! so sad, recurring--What good amid these, O me, O
life?

Answer.

That you are here--that life exists, and identity;
That the powerful play goes on, and you will contribute a verse.


Comments about O Me! O Life! by Walt Whitman

  • Veteran Poet - 1,514 Points Feipeng Shang (11/1/2017 7:37:00 PM)

    Everyone can contribute a verse if God's willing...O me! :) (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 244,567 Points Robert Murray Smith (8/21/2017 7:32:00 PM)

    Too many O's for my liking. However, some good stanzas. I liked...cities fiil'd with the foolish... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jared Washburn (6/4/2013 11:16:00 AM)

    This is the ultimate Walt Whitman...it says it all. The man seems to be able to put an optimistic, positive twist on everything. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Life

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  2. 2. Life , Charlotte Brontë
  3. 3. Life In A Love , Robert Browning
  4. 4. O Me! O Life! , Walt Whitman
  5. 5. The Pleasures Of Ordinary Life , Judith Viorst
  6. 6. New Love, New Life , Amy Levy
  7. 7. What Is Life? , John Clare
  8. 8. My Life Closed Twice , Emily Dickinson
  9. 9. A Plain Life , William Henry Davies
  10. 10. Full Of Life, Now , Walt Whitman
  11. 11. Ignorant Before The Heavens Of My Life , Rainer Maria Rilke
  12. 12. Human Life , Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  13. 13. Life And Art , Emma Lazarus
  14. 14. The Buried Life , Matthew Arnold
  15. 15. Love In A Life , Robert Browning
  16. 16. As I Ebb'D With The Ocean Of Life , Walt Whitman
  17. 17. Life In A Bottle , Robert Browning
  18. 18. How Life Is For Life (Tanka) , Muzahidul Reza
  19. 19. Life , Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  20. 20. What Is Life? , Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  21. 21. The Life Of Man , Sir Francis Bacon
  22. 22. An Image From A Past Life , William Butler Yeats
  23. 23. Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life .. , Abdul Wahab
  24. 24. Too Much Of A Good Thing (Life Life Li.. , Udiah (witness to Yah)
  25. 25. Life Is What Life Is , Edward Veilleux
  26. 26. River Of Life, The , Thomas Campbell
  27. 27. The Lords Of Life , Ralph Waldo Emerson
  28. 28. Each Life Converges To Some Centre , Emily Dickinson
  29. 29. Xxxvi Life-In-Love , Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  30. 30. Life Is Love, And Love Is Life , Anna Jonson
  31. 31. Life (The Real Meaning Of Life) , C.N.Premkumar (love poems, V ..
  32. 32. A Life Went Wrong.......The Denial Of Life , saadat tahir
  33. 33. The Course Of Life, Time, And Events And.. , Merlin Archivilla
  34. 34. Ebony Life , Robert Desnos
  35. 35. In The Morning Of Life , Thomas Moore
  36. 36. A Life Of Death, Or The Death Of Life , Andre Veilleux
  37. 37. (c) 1 (Life/Philosophy) Life Is.... , Renu Rakheja a.k.a Tranquil ..
  38. 38. Life Beyond, The , Rupert Brooke
  39. 39. An Adventure In The Life Of King James V.. , William Topaz McGonagall
  40. 40. Views Of Life , Anne Brontë
  41. 41. The Treasure Of Life , Olive Walters
  42. 42. Modern Love Iv: All Other Joys Of Life , George Meredith
  43. 43. My Life Had Stood , Emily Dickinson
  44. 44. Ploughman's Life, The , Robert Burns
  45. 45. The Country Life: , Robert Herrick
  46. 46. Choice? (Life Life Life Life Life) , Udiah (witness to Yah)
  47. 47. The Life Beyond , Rupert Brooke
  48. 48. Life Goes On , Elizabeth Quinn
  49. 49. Life Is The Body's Light , Robert Herrick
  50. 50. Soon, O Ianthe! Life Is O'Er , Walter Savage Landor
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