As Consequent, Etc. By Walt Whitman

As Consequent, Etc. AS consequent from store of summer rains, Or wayward rivulets in autumn flowing, Or many a herb-lined brook’s reticulations, …

Assurances By Walt Whitman

Assurances I NEED no assurances–I am a man who is preoccupied, of his own Soul; I do not doubt that from under …

Beat! Beat! Drums! By Walt Whitman

Beat! Beat! Drums! BEAT! beat! drums!–Blow! bugles! blow! Through the windows–through doors–burst like a ruthless force, Into the solemn church, and scatter …

Beginners By Walt Whitman

Beginners HOW they are provided for upon the earth, (appearing at intervals;) How dear and dreadful they are to the earth; How …

Behavior By Walt Whitman

Behavior BEHAVIOR–fresh, native, copious, each one for himself or herself, Nature and the Soul expressed–America and freedom expressed–In it the finest art, …

Beginning My Studies By Walt Whitman

Beginning My Studies BEGINNING my studies, the first step pleas’d me so much, The mere fact, consciousness–these forms–the power of motion, The …

Broadway By Walt Whitman

Broadway What hurrying human tides, or day or night! What passions, winnings, losses, ardors, swim thy waters! What whirls of evil, bliss …

By Broad Potomac’s Shore By Walt Whitman

By Broad Potomac’s Shore BY broad Potomac’s shore–again, old tongue! (Still uttering–still ejaculating–canst never cease this babble?) Again, old heart so gay–again …

Camps Of Green By Walt Whitman

Camps Of Green NOT alone those camps of white, O soldiers, When, as order’d forward, after a long march, Footsore and weary, …

Carol Of Words By Walt Whitman

Carol Of Words EARTH, round, rolling, compact–suns, moons, animals–all these are words to be said; Watery, vegetable, sauroid advances–beings, premonitions, lispings of …

City Of Ships By Walt Whitman

City Of Ships CITY of ships! (O the black ships! O the fierce ships! O the beautiful, sharp-bow’d steam-ships and sail-ships!) City …

Delicate Cluster By Walt Whitman

Delicate Cluster DELICATE cluster! flag of teeming life! Covering all my lands! all my sea-shores lining! Flag of death! (how I watch’d …

Despairing Cries By Walt Whitman

Despairing Cries DESPAIRING cries float ceaselessly toward me, day and night, The sad voice of Death–the call of my nearest lover, putting …

Drum-Taps By Walt Whitman

Drum-Taps Aroused and angry, I thought to beat the alarum, and urge relentless war; But soon my fingers fail’d me, my face …

Eidólons By Walt Whitman

Eidólons I MET a Seer, Passing the hues and objects of the world, The fields of art and learning, pleasure, sense, To …

Excelsior By Walt Whitman

Excelsior WHO has gone farthest? For lo! have not I gone farther? And who has been just? For I would be the …

Faces By Walt Whitman

Faces SAUNTERING the pavement, or riding the country by-road–lo! such faces! Faces of friendship, precision, caution, suavity, ideality; The spiritual, prescient face–the …

Germs By Walt Whitman

Germs FORMS, qualities, lives, humanity, language, thoughts, The ones known, and the ones unknown–the ones on the stars, The stars themselves, some …

God By Walt Whitman

God THOUGHT of the Infinite–the All! Be thou my God. Lover Divine, and Perfect Comrade! Waiting, content, invisible yet, but certain, Be …