Walt Whitman

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

Walt Whitman Poems

321. That Shadow, My Likeness 12/31/2002
322. Germs 12/31/2002
323. So Far And So Far, And On Toward The End 12/31/2002
324. Crossing Brooklyn Ferry 12/31/2002
325. As I Ebb'D With The Ocean Of Life 1/3/2003
326. As I Ponder'D In Silence 12/31/2002
327. I Was Looking A Long While 12/31/2002
328. Lessons 12/31/2002
329. Debris 12/31/2002
330. Song Of Myself, X 1/20/2003
331. I Dream'D In A Dream 12/31/2002
332. I Will Take An Egg Out Of The Robin's Nest 12/31/2002
333. Had I The Choice 1/3/2003
334. Among The Multitude 12/31/2002
335. Give Me The Splendid, Silent Sun 12/31/2002
336. O Hymen! O Hymenee! 12/31/2002
337. On Old Man's Thought Of School 12/31/2002
338. On The Beach At Night 12/31/2002
339. Song Of The Open Road 12/31/2002
340. God 12/31/2002
341. Faces 12/31/2002
342. O Living Always--Always Dying 12/31/2002
343. Pioneers! O Pioneers! 12/31/2002
344. Out Of The Cradle Endlessly Rocking 1/20/2003
345. Primeval My Love For The Woman I Love 12/31/2002
346. As I Watche'D The Ploughman Ploughing 12/31/2002
347. Bathed In War's Perfume 12/31/2002
348. Cavalry Crossing A Ford 12/31/2002
349. I Sing The Body Electric 12/31/2002
350. As At Thy Portals Also Death 12/31/2002
351. Behavior 12/31/2002
352. City Of Ships 12/31/2002
353. O You Whom I Often And Silently Come 12/31/2002
354. A Leaf For Hand In Hand 12/31/2002
355. In Midnight Sleep 12/31/2002
356. Aboard At A Ship's Helm 12/31/2002
357. A Proadway Pageant 12/31/2002
358. Adieu To A Soldier 12/31/2002
359. Full Of Life, Now 12/31/2002
360. Are You The New Person, Drawn Toward Me? 12/31/2002

Comments about Walt Whitman

  • Amanda Patrick (12/8/2005 10:44:00 AM)

    When I read the poem, 'Sparkles From The Wheel', I thought whitman was saying how something so little can turn out to be so beautiful. For example, in the line when he says, 'The scene, and all its belongings-how they seize and affect me! '

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.)

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Best Poem of Walt Whitman

A Child's Amaze

SILENT and amazed, even when a little boy,
I remember I heard the preacher every Sunday put God in his
As contending against some being or influence.

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Native Moments

NATIVE moments! when you come upon me--Ah you are here now! Give me now
libidinous joys only! Give me the drench of my passions! Give me life
coarse and rank! To-day, I go consort with nature's darlings--to-night too;
I am for those who believe in loose delights--I share the midnight orgies
of young men; I dance with the dancers, and drink with the drinkers; The
echoes ring with our indecent calls; I take for my love some prostitute--I
pick out some low person for my dearest friend, He s

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