Walt Whitman

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

Walt Whitman Poems

161. I Heard You, Solemn-Sweep Pipes Of The Organ 12/31/2002
162. Respondez! 12/31/2002
163. Shut Not Your Doors, &C. 12/31/2002
164. Patroling Barnegat 12/31/2002
165. Song Of The Broad-Axe 12/31/2002
166. From Paumanok Starting 12/31/2002
167. O Bitter Sprig! Confession Sprig! 12/31/2002
168. Not My Enemies Ever Invade Me 12/31/2002
169. Year Of Meteors, 1859 '60 12/31/2002
170. From Far Dakota's Canons 12/31/2002
171. Mediums 12/31/2002
172. Other May Praise What They Like 12/31/2002
173. Delicate Cluster 12/31/2002
174. Song Of The Exposition 12/31/2002
175. I Saw Old General At Bay 12/31/2002
176. Europe, The 72d And 73d Years Of These States 12/31/2002
177. The City Dead-House 12/31/2002
178. O Tan-Faced Prairie Boy 12/31/2002
179. Not The Pilot 12/31/2002
180. Not Heat Flames Up And Consumes 12/31/2002
181. Night On The Prairies 12/31/2002
182. The Dresser 12/31/2002
183. Rise, O Days 12/31/2002
184. The Last Invocation 1/3/2003
185. Behold This Swarthy Face 12/31/2002
186. Joy, Shipmate, Joy! 12/31/2002
187. Sparkles From The Wheel 12/31/2002
188. Native Moments 12/31/2002
189. Chanting The Square Deific 12/31/2002
190. Starting From Paumanok 12/31/2002
191. Me Imperturbe 12/31/2002
192. Hush'D Be The Camps Today 1/3/2003
193. In The New Garden In All The Parts 12/31/2002
194. Still, Though The One I Sing 12/31/2002
195. Spirit Whose Work Is Done 12/31/2002
196. As Toilsome I Wander'D 12/31/2002
197. In Former Songs 12/31/2002
198. Roaming In Thought 12/31/2002
199. On Journeys Through The States 12/31/2002
200. Long I Thought That Knowledge 12/31/2002

Comments about Walt Whitman

  • Alicia Hodkin (12/8/2005 10:39:00 AM)

    In the poem, 'Sparkels From The Wheel, ' Walt Whitman is stepping away from the crowded, busy part of life and looking beyond what the world would see. To him, he sees a man who's working hard and giving all he has into his job. For example, he 'carefully holds it' and has percision. What the world would see as a man of poverty, Whitman sees as a skill that brings awe.

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  • Amanda Patrick (12/8/2005 10:26:00 AM)

    In the poem 'Solid, Ironical, Rolling Orb' the last line says 'And of me, as lover and hero.' I thought this line meant that whitman was now a lover of the earth, and that he was a hero to himself because he passed earth's tests.

  • Kristina Carter (12/2/2005 11:17:00 AM)

    In the poem, 'Laws of Creation, ' Whitman talks about questions people have asked while trying to make their own creation. He is trying to show that there are no rules to creation, and there are no boundaries as long as it was created.

  • Alicia Hodkin (12/2/2005 11:13:00 AM)

    In the poem 'Solid, Ironical, Rolling Orb' Whitman is talking about how the earth in it's huge solid form, is challenging his 'ideal dreams.' He finally decides that he has to accept what is given to him.
    What do you think about the statement 'And of me, as lover and hero? ' (amanda and shelly r.)

  • Kristina Carter (12/2/2005 11:10:00 AM)

    I like the poem, 'Lessons.' It talks about how people usually only teach others about the good things, but it is just as important to teach someone about bad things. It may hurt the person you are teaching the bad things to, but if you love them, like Whitman says, then you'll do it for their good.

  • Kristina Carter (12/2/2005 11:03:00 AM)

    In the poem, 'Miracles, ' I really like the point that Whitman is trying to make. Everything in life really is a miracle. Just watching the grass blow in the wind is a miracle. Whitman is showing that everything in life is important, even the small things that no one really thinks about.

  • Stephen Cummins (12/2/2005 10:55:00 AM)

    in the poem 'calvary crossing a ford' it tells of an American troop of soldiers, but to me this poem seems to bring a sense of pride about, because you see the soldiers after a battle, crossing the ford to make their way into the next combat situation and risking their lives to protect those back home, also you hear of the flag waving in the wind as it still stands tall after the battle

  • Tony Triplett (12/2/2005 10:48:00 AM)

    This poem 'A Sight in Camp', one of those stories that keep you guessing who it is that the author sees dead and divine. I really enjoy this peom, because it makes you wonder if that was an experince that he had to go through while helping the soldiers, if he saw a dead soldier lying on a strecther having no clue at all who it is, while walking up starts to realize that it was one of his friends.

  • Stephen Cummins (12/2/2005 10:46:00 AM)

    the poem 'behavior' to me describes that the actions we choose to partake in can be the greatest determing factor of the remainder of our lives. bad choices lead down the wrong road, while the correct make your life easier and heading in the right direction to happiness.

  • 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.

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 ...

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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
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

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