Walt Whitman

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Walter "Walt" was an American poet, essayist and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. His work was very controversial in its time, particularly his ...

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O Captain! My Captain!


O CAPTAIN! my Captain! our fearful trip is done;
The ship has weather'd every rack, the prize we sought is won;
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
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2.
A Clear Midnight

THIS is thy hour O Soul, thy free flight into the wordless,
Away from books, away from art, the day erased, the lesson done,
Thee fully forth emerging, silent, gazing, pondering the themes thou
lovest best.
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A Child Said, What Is The Grass?

A child said, What is the grass? fetching it to me with full
hands;
How could I answer the child?. . . .I do not know what it
is any more than he.
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A Noiseless Patient Spider

A noiseless, patient spider,
I mark’d, where, on a little promontory, it stood, isolated;
Mark’d how, to explore the vacant, vast surrounding,
It launch’d forth filament, filament, filament, out of itself;
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A Woman Waits For Me


A WOMAN waits for me--she contains all, nothing is lacking,
Yet all were lacking, if sex were lacking, or if the moisture of the
right man were lacking.
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11 November 2014

Rugged, mountainous, volcanic, he was himself more a French revolution than any of his volumes.

11 November 2014

I will put in my poems, that with you is heroism, upon land and sea—And I will report all heroism from an American point of view.

11 November 2014

And I will show that nothing can happen more beautiful than death.

11 November 2014

I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.

11 November 2014

O the joy of the strong-brawn'd fighter, towering in the arena in perfect condition, conscious of power, thirsting to meet his opponent.

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Everything is here, but it will take time for you to accept it. He dares everything, considers every note sprung in the morning light. Perhaps, after all, he was not our father. Melville had claimed that title but Whitman was our uncle, the one who dropped in on a Sunday morning. He showed us how to scrabble eggs, locate our planet, relish the stars, fall in love with everything that we might come upon.

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Michael Walker 12 March 2020

It is astonishing that a man could write such a long, wandering poem about himself. He does this successfully in long lines of free verse. He is an inspiration to modern poets.

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Michael Walker 10 August 2019

I read 'Song of Myself' again and again. Different and brilliant.

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Michael Walker 27 July 2019

The first of America's modern poets. He broke free from the shackles of strict form in meter and rhyme to produce his own flowing free verse. There is something about the rhythm of his long poems that makes me want to keep reading.

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Michael Walker 27 July 2019

All the long stanzas (cantos) of 'Song of Myself' are new, original and life-changing (for me) .

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Abagail M. 04 March 2019

O me! O Life! of the questions of these recurring. // Of the endless trains of faithless, of cities filled with the foolish //...// what good amid these. O me! O life! Answer: That you are here. And life exists and identity. That the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. If you haven't already. Go watch Dead Poet's Society. You won't regret it. Carpe Diem.

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