Walt Whitman

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

Walt Whitman Poems

361. Ages And Ages, Returning At Intervals 12/31/2002
362. After The Sea-Ship 12/31/2002
363. Beat! Beat! Drums! 12/31/2002
364. Are You The New Person, Drawn Toward Me? 12/31/2002
365. When Lilacs Last In The Dooryard Bloom'D 1/3/2003
366. When I Heard The Learned Astronomer 1/20/2003
367. I Sit And Look Out 12/31/2002
368. Leaves Of Grass. A Carol Of Harvest For 1867 12/31/2002
369. Miracles 12/31/2002
370. A Promise To California 12/31/2002
371. To A Stranger 12/31/2002
372. A Sight In Camp 12/31/2002
373. Beautiful Women 12/31/2002
374. A Paumanok Picture 12/31/2002
375. A Boston Ballad, 1854 12/31/2002
376. Song Of Myself, I 1/20/2003
377. A March In The Ranks, Hard-Prest 12/31/2002
378. A Riddle Song 12/31/2002
379. I Hear America Singing 12/31/2002
380. O Me! O Life! 12/31/2002
381. A Farm-Picture 12/31/2002
382. All Is Truth 12/31/2002
383. 1861 12/31/2002
384. A Hand-Mirror 12/31/2002
385. A Song 12/31/2002
386. A Woman Waits For Me 12/31/2002
387. A Child's Amaze 12/31/2002
388. A Glimpse 12/31/2002
389. A Noiseless Patient Spider 12/31/2002
390. A Child Said, What Is The Grass? 1/20/2003
391. A Clear Midnight 12/31/2002
392. O Captain! My Captain! 12/31/2002

Comments about Walt Whitman

  • Uriah Hamilton (8/16/2005 8:42:00 AM)

    Along with Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman created modern American poetry and is the spiritual father of Henry Miller, Jack Kerouac and all romantic wordsmiths digging life in a big and gentle way.

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  • Kalyan Panda (6/29/2003 4:44:00 PM)

    beautiful
    please let me know inter-relation between Roman Rolland, Swami Vivekananda
    regards

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Best Poem of Walt Whitman

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.

I guess it must be the flag of my disposition, out of hopeful
green stuff woven.

Or I guess it is the handkerchief of the Lord,
A scented gift and remembrancer designedly dropped,
Bearing the owner's name someway in the corners, that we
may see and remark, and say Whose?

Or I guess the grass is itself a child. . . .the produced babe
of the vegetation.

Or I guess it is a uniform ...

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A Paumanok Picture

TWO boats with nets lying off the sea-beach, quite still,
Ten fishermen waiting--they discover a thick school of mossbonkers--
they drop the join'd seine-ends in the water,
The boats separate and row off, each on its rounding course to the
beach, enclosing the mossbonkers,
The net is drawn in by a windlass by those who stop ashore,
Some of the fishermen lounge in their boats, others stand ankle-deep
in the water, pois'd on strong legs,
The boats

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