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, Or subterranean sea-rills…

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As I Ebb’D With The Ocean Of Life By Walt Whitman

As I Ebb’D With The Ocean Of Life 1 As I ebb’d with the ocean of life, As I wended the shores I know, As…

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As I Lay With Head In Your Lap, Camerado By Walt Whitman

As I Lay With Head In Your Lap, Camerado AS I lay with my head in your lap, Camerado, The confession I made I resume–what…

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As I Ponder’D In Silence By Walt Whitman

As I Ponder’D In Silence AS I ponder’d in silence, Returning upon my poems, considering, lingering long, A Phantom arose before me, with distrustful aspect,…

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As I Sat Alone By Blue Ontario’s Shores By Walt Whitman

As I Sat Alone By Blue Ontario’s Shores AS I sat alone, by blue Ontario’s shore, As I mused of these mighty days, and of…

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As I Walk These Broad, Majestic Days By Walt Whitman

As I Walk These Broad, Majestic Days AS I walk these broad, majestic days of peace, (For the war, the struggle of blood finish’d, wherein,…

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As If A Phantom Caress’D Me By Walt Whitman

As If A Phantom Caress’D Me AS if a phantom caress’d me, I thought I was not alone, walking here by the shore; But the…

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As I Watche’D The Ploughman Ploughing By Walt Whitman

As I Watche’D The Ploughman Ploughing AS I watch’d the ploughman ploughing, Or the sower sowing in the fields–or the harvester harvesting, I saw there…

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As The Time Draws Nigh By Walt Whitman

As The Time Draws Nigh AS the time draws nigh, glooming, a cloud, A dread beyond, of I know not what, darkens me. I shall…

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As Toilsome I Wander’D By Walt Whitman

As Toilsome I Wander’D AS TOILSOME I wander’d Virginia’s woods, To the music of rustling leaves, kick’d by my feet, (for ’twas autumn,) I mark’d…

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As Toilsome I Wander’D Virginia’s Woods By Walt Whitman

As Toilsome I Wander’D Virginia’s Woods As toilsome I wander’d Virginia’s woods, To the music of rustling leaves kick’d by my feet, (for ’twas autumn,)…

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Ashes Of Soldiers By Walt Whitman

Ashes Of Soldiers Again a verse for sake of you, You soldiers in the ranks- you Volunteers, Who bravely fighting, silent fell, To fill unmention’d…

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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 the feet, and…

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Bathed In War’s Perfume By Walt Whitman

Bathed In War’s Perfume BATHED in war’s perfume–delicate flag! (Should the days needing armies, needing fleets, come again,) O to hear you call the sailors…

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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 the congregation; Into…

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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 they inure to…

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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, In it pride,…

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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 least insect or…

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Behold This Swarthy Face By Walt Whitman

Behold This Swarthy Face BEHOLD this swarthy face–these gray eyes, This beard–the white wool, unclipt upon my neck, My brown hands, and the silent manner…

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Bivouac On A Mountain Side By Walt Whitman

Bivouac On A Mountain Side I see before me now a traveling army halting, Below a fertile valley spread, with barns and the orchards of…

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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 and sorrow, stem…

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Brother Of All, With Genesrous Hand By Walt Whitman

Brother Of All, With Genesrous Hand BROTHER of all, with generous hand, Of thee, pondering on thee, as o’er thy tomb, I and my Soul,…

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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 to you, your…

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By The Bivouac’s Fitful Flame By Walt Whitman

By The Bivouac’s Fitful Flame BY the bivouac’s fitful flame, A procession winding around me, solemn and sweet and slow;–but first I note, The tents…

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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, soon as the…

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Carol Of Occupations By Walt Whitman

Carol Of Occupations COME closer to me; Push close, my lovers, and take the best I possess; Yield closer and closer, and give me the…

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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 the future, Behold!…

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Cavalry Crossing A Ford By Walt Whitman

Cavalry Crossing A Ford A LINE in long array, where they wind betwixt green islands; They take a serpentine course–their arms flash in the sun–Hark…

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Chanting The Square Deific By Walt Whitman

Chanting The Square Deific CHANTING the square deific, out of the One advancing, out of the sides; Out of the old and new–out of the…

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City Of Orgies By Walt Whitman

City Of Orgies CITY of orgies, walks and joys! City whom that I have lived and sung in your midst will one day make you…

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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 of the world!…

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Come Up From The Fields, Father By Walt Whitman

Come Up From The Fields, Father Come up from the fields, father, here’s a letter from our Pete; And come to the front door, mother-here’s…

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Come, Said My Soul By Walt Whitman

Come, Said My Soul Come, said my soul, Such verses for my body let us write, (For we are One), That should I after death…

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Crossing Brooklyn Ferry By Walt Whitman

Crossing Brooklyn Ferry FLOOD-TIDE below me! I watch you face to face; Clouds of the west! sun there half an hour high! I see you…

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Darest Thou Now, O Soul By Walt Whitman

Darest Thou Now, O Soul DAREST thou now, O Soul, Walk out with me toward the Unknown Region, Where neither ground is for the feet,…

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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 you through the…

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Dirge For Two Veterans By Walt Whitman

Dirge For Two Veterans THE last sunbeam Lightly falls from the finish’d Sabbath, On the pavement here–and there beyond, it is looking, Down a new-made…

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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 forth, alarmed, uncertain,…

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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 droop’d, and I…

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Earth! My Likeness! By Walt Whitman

Earth! My Likeness! EARTH! my likeness! Though you look so impassive, ample and spheric there, I now suspect that is not all; I now suspect…

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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 glean Eidólons. Put…

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Election Day, November, 1884 By Walt Whitman

Election Day, November, 1884 If I should need to name, O Western World, your powerfulest scene and show, ‘Twould not be you, Niagara—nor you, ye…

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Elemental Drifts By Walt Whitman

Elemental Drifts ELEMENTAL drifts! How I wish I could impress others as you have just been impressing me! As I ebb’d with an ebb of…

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Ethiopia Saluting The Colors By Walt Whitman

Ethiopia Saluting The Colors WHO are you, dusky woman, so ancient, hardly human, With your woolly-white and turban’d head, and bare bony feet? Why, rising…

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Europe, The 72d And 73d Years Of These States By Walt Whitman

Europe, The 72d And 73d Years Of These States SUDDENLY, out of its stale and drowsy lair, the lair of slaves, Like lightning it le’pt…

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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 most just person…

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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 always welcome, common,…

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Facing West From California’s Shores By Walt Whitman

Facing West From California’s Shores FACING west, from California’s shores, Inquiring, tireless, seeking what is yet unfound, I, a child, very old, over waves, towards…

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Fast Anchor’D, Eternal, O Love By Walt Whitman

Fast Anchor’D, Eternal, O Love FAST-ANCHOR’D, eternal, O love! O woman I love! O bride! O wife! more resistless than I can tell, the thought…

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For Him I Sing By Walt Whitman

For Him I Sing FOR him I sing, I raise the Present on the Past, (As some perennial tree, out of its roots, the present…

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From Paumanok Starting By Walt Whitman

From Paumanok Starting FROM Paumanock starting, I fly like a bird, Around and around to soar, to sing the idea of all; To the north…

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France, The 18th Year Of These States By Walt Whitman

France, The 18th Year Of These States A GREAT year and place; A harsh, discordant, natal scream out-sounding, to touch the mother’s heart closer than…

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From My Last Years By Walt Whitman

From My Last Years FROM my last years, last thoughts I here bequeath, Scatter’d and dropt, in seeds, and wafted to the West, Through moisture…

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From Far Dakota’s Canons By Walt Whitman

From Far Dakota’s Canons FROM far Dakota’s cañons, Lands of the wild ravine, the dusky Sioux, the lonesome stretch, the silence, Haply to-day a mournful…

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From Pent-Up Aching Rivers By Walt Whitman

From Pent-Up Aching Rivers FROM pent-up, aching rivers; From that of myself, without which I were nothing; From what I am determin’d to make illustrious,…

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Full Of Life, Now By Walt Whitman

Full Of Life, Now FULL of life, now, compact, visible, I, forty years old the Eighty-third Year of The States, To one a century hence,…

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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 shaped, others unshaped,…

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Give Me The Splendid, Silent Sun By Walt Whitman

Give Me The Splendid, Silent Sun GIVE me the splendid silent sun, with all his beams full-dazzling; Give me juicy autumnal fruit, ripe and red…

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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 thou my God….

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Great Are The Myths By Walt Whitman

Great Are The Myths GREAT are the myths–I too delight in them; Great are Adam and Eve–I too look back and accept them; Great the…

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