Walt Whitman

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

Walt Whitman Poems

41. Song Of Myself, XXVIII 10/9/2015
42. Song Of Myself, XXIV 10/9/2015
43. Song Of Myself, XXV 10/9/2015
44. Washington's Monument, February, 1885 6/5/2015
45. Song Of Myself, XXVI 10/9/2015
46. Song Of Myself, XIV 10/9/2015
47. Song Of Myself, XVII 10/9/2015
48. Song Of Myself, L 10/21/2015
49. Song Of Myself, XIII 10/9/2015
50. Song Of Myself, XII 10/9/2015
51. The Great City 8/13/2015
52. The Return Of The Heroes 12/4/2014
53. Virgil Strange I Kept On The Field 12/31/2002
54. These Carols 12/31/2002
55. Vicouac On A Mountain Side 12/31/2002
56. Longings For Home 1/9/2015
57. Visor'D 12/31/2002
58. To Oratists 12/31/2002
59. Song Of Myself, LII 11/28/2014
60. Song Of Myself, III 2/18/2015
61. Thick-Sprinkled Bunting 12/31/2002
62. Turn, O Libertad 12/31/2002
63. We Two-How Long We Were Fool'D 12/31/2002
64. To A Certain Cantatrice 12/31/2002
65. To Rich Givers 12/31/2002
66. To A Foil'D European Revolutionaire 12/31/2002
67. Wandering At Morn 12/31/2002
68. The World Below The Brine 12/31/2002
69. To A Western Boy 12/31/2002
70. To The Man-Of-War-Bird 12/31/2002
71. To The Leaven'D Soil They Trod 12/31/2002
72. To A Certain Civilian 12/31/2002
73. Two Rivulets 12/31/2002
74. Virginia--The West 12/31/2002
75. What Place Is Besieged? 12/31/2002
76. To The States 12/31/2002
77. The Voice Of The Rain 12/11/2014
78. Vigil Strange I Kept On The Field One Night 1/1/2004
79. To Foreign Lands 12/31/2002
80. Unfolded Out Of The Folds 12/31/2002

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  • Yacov Mitchenko (10/12/2012 6:34:00 AM)

    The case of Whitman is a complex one. He's among my favorites, yet Kevin Straw has a point: Whitman's major weakness is long-windedness. I have no doubt that his Song of Myself could have been strengthened by a heavy editorial pen. In this regard, I prefer Dickinson because she understood the power of silence and restraint. Yet at his strongest, Whitman displays symphonic exuberance, and he's unquestionably an innovator, which is why the aforementioned weakness can be forgiven. Innovators make a lot of mistakes, and the refiners, though they might produce more polished poems, are less original (generally) . For example, Yeats is more satisfying than Whitman in that his better poems are polished and condensed, but Whitman is still more original.

  • Ryan Walker (8/17/2012 1:06:00 AM)

    Song of Myself is easily THE, American Epic, (along with Moby Dick,) that expresses what a generation felt during that period. Reading it is an exploration into both his world, and your own. It is easily of one of the poems that any avid reader of poetry should read.

  • Kevin Straw Kevin Straw (4/11/2012 8:29:00 PM)

    O what a wordy wordless Whitman. If only he would shut up at the right moment!

    I note the comments have been removed from the poems of the day, such is the respect the site creators have for their contributors.

  • Caneesha Bartlett (4/8/2012 4:53:00 PM)

    I will always love his beauty and such truthful poetry

  • Aj Meunier (3/22/2012 10:54:00 PM)

    i love witman hes my fave poet

  • Silviu Ciocan (1/8/2010 1:46:00 AM)

    ...and Borges read and like very much Whitman.

  • Poet Hunter (7/6/2009 12:19:00 AM)

    'For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you' - Walt Whitman was way ahead of his time when he wrote 'Leaves of Grass' and it seems, for some, he is still way ahead of the times. Great poet! !

  • Ben Dover (3/11/2008 7:56:00 AM)

    nice beard..wanker
    go walt

  • Indigo Hawkins (2/15/2008 4:25:00 PM)

    Whitman is such a hedonist. I love him for it.

Best Poem of Walt Whitman

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,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring:
But O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.


O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells;
Rise up--for you the flag is flung--for you the bugle trills; 10
For you bouquets and ...

Read the full of O Captain! My Captain!

Camps Of Green


NOT alone those camps of white, O soldiers,
When, as order'd forward, after a long march,
Footsore and weary, soon as the light lessen'd, we halted for the
night;
Some of us so fatigued, carrying the gun and knapsack, dropping
asleep in our tracks;
Others pitching the little tents, and the fires lit up began to
sparkle;

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