I Love Walt Whitman

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    The First Great Man Of American Letters

    In Walt Whitman, American poetry comes of age. His style, verse, and subject matter do not hark back to the familiar European model  but is a wholly American form.  He may have been influenced by the fact that the nation moving towards an existential crisis called the civil...
    holloway64 holloway64
    46-50, M
    Nov 28, 2012

    “Keep your face always toward the sunshine -

    and shadows will fall behind you.” ― Walt Whitman
    justsayyes2 justsayyes2
    18-21, F
    May 6, 2014

    "Was it doubted that those

    who corrupt their own bodies conceal themselves?/ And if those who defile the living are as bad as they who defile the dead?/ And if the body does not do fully as much as the soul?/ And if the body were not the soul, what is the soul?” -Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman
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    Jul 27, 2015

    "Sailing the Mississippi At Night"

    "Vast and starless, the pall of heaven Laps on the trailing pall below; And forward, forward, in solemn darkness, As if to the sea of the lost we go" Nice symbolism of our journey. I've always loved his Civil War writings and every American should go to Gettysburg...
    Inman Inman
    31-35, M
    Jan 8, 2008

    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; Ever unreeling them--ever tirelessly speeding them.   And you, O...
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    2 Responses Jul 2, 2008

    Link To Walt Whitman Story On Studio 360

    9-27-13 story go to http://www.studio360.org search American Icons: Leaves of Grass enjoy
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    Sep 29, 2013

    Song Of Myself

    Song Of Myself is my favorite poem in the whole world.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Oct 23, 2009

    Your Very Flesh

    'Was somebody asking to see the soul? See your own shape and countenance... Behold, the body includes and is the meaning, the main Concern, and includes and is the soul' I'm not an aficionado of Walk Whitman's Poetry, or the poetry in general, but he succeed in making a great...
    phreaknologist phreaknologist
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 11, 2012

    Song of Myself - BY WALT WHITMAN

    I celebrate myself, and sing myself And what I assume, you shall assume For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you   I loafe and and invite my soul I lean and loafe at my ease observing a spear of summer grass   My tongue, every atom of my blood...
    DrewBerry DrewBerry
    46-50, F
    6 Responses Jun 22, 2008

    Whitman And His Effect On My Life.

    My senior thesis in high school was on Whitman. Honestly, I'd never given the man much thought before as a poet; the most I could say about him was that I knew for some reason I was supposed to respect him. To most of my peers, and I am shamed to admit, to me, he was just a...
    phatb1991 phatb1991
    26-30, M
    Sep 14, 2010


    by Walt Whitman Why, who makes much of a miracle? As to me I know of nothing else but miracles, Whether I walk the streets of Manhattan, Or dart my sight over the roofs of houses toward the sky, Or wade with naked feet along the beach just in the edge of the water, Or stand under...
    trailguide trailguide
    36-40, F
    14 Responses Aug 15, 2011
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