To A Pupil By Walt Whitman

To A Pupil IS reform needed? Is it through you? The greater the reform needed, the greater the personality you need to accomplish it. You!…

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The Ox Tamer By Walt Whitman

The Ox Tamer IN a faraway northern county, in the placid, pastoral region, Lives my farmer friend, the theme of my recitative, a famous Tamer…

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Song Of Myself, XXXVIII By Walt Whitman

Song Of Myself, XXXVIII Enough! enough! enough! Somehow I have been stunn’d. Stand back! Give me a little time beyond my cuff’d head, slumbers, dreams,…

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Song Of Myself, XL By Walt Whitman

Song Of Myself, XL Flaunt of the sunshine I need not your bask—lie over! You light surfaces only, I force surfaces and depths also. Earth!…

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Roots And Leaves Themselves Alone By Walt Whitman

Roots And Leaves Themselves Alone ROOTS and leaves themselves alone are these; Scents brought to men and women from the wild woods, and from the…

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On The Beach At Night By Walt Whitman

On The Beach At Night ON the beach, at night, Stands a child, with her father, Watching the east, the autumn sky. Up through the…

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Manhattan Streets I Saunter’D, Pondering By Walt Whitman

Manhattan Streets I Saunter’D, Pondering MANHATTAN’S streets I saunter’d, pondering, On time, space, reality–on such as these, and abreast with them, prudence. After all, the…

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How Solemn As One By One By Walt Whitman

How Solemn As One By One HOW solemn, as one by one, As the ranks returning, all worn and sweaty–as the men file by where…

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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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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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Year That Trembled By Walt Whitman

Year That Trembled YEAR that trembled and reel’d beneath me! Your summer wind was warm enough–yet the air I breathed froze me; A thick gloom…

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Unnamed Lands By Walt Whitman

Unnamed Lands NATIONS ten thousand years before These States, and many times ten thousand years before These States; Garner’d clusters of ages, that men and…

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This Moment, Yearning And Thoughtful By Walt Whitman

This Moment, Yearning And Thoughtful THIS moment yearning and thoughtful, sitting alone, It seems to me there are other men in other lands, yearning and…

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That Shadow, My Likeness By Walt Whitman

That Shadow, My Likeness THAT shadow, my likeness, that goes to and fro, seeking a livelihood, chattering, chaffering; How often I find myself standing and…

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Song Of Myself, XXVI By Walt Whitman

Song Of Myself, XXVI Now I will do nothing but listen, To accrue what I hear into this song, to let sounds contribute toward it….

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Song Of Myself, LII By Walt Whitman

Song Of Myself, LII The spotted hawk swoops by and accuses me, he complains of my gab and my loitering. I too am not a…

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President Lincoln’s Burial Hymn By Walt Whitman

President Lincoln’s Burial Hymn When Lilacs Last in the Door-yard Bloom’d WHEN lilacs last in the door-yard bloom’d, And the great star early droop’d in…

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O Me! O Life! By Walt Whitman

O Me! O Life! O ME! O life!… of the questions of these recurring; Of the endless trains of the faithless–of cities fill’d with the…

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Joy, Shipmate, Joy! By Walt Whitman

Joy, Shipmate, Joy! Joy! shipmate–joy! (Pleas’d to my Soul at death I cry;) Our life is closed–our life begins; The long, long anchorage we leave,…

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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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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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Ages And Ages, Returning At Intervals By Walt Whitman

Ages And Ages, Returning At Intervals AGES and ages, returning at intervals, Undestroy’d, wandering immortal, Lusty, phallic, with the potent original loins, perfectly sweet, I,…

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When Lilacs Last In The Dooryard Bloom’D By Walt Whitman

When Lilacs Last In The Dooryard Bloom’D from Memories of President Lincoln 1 When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom’d, And the great star early…

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To The Leaven’D Soil They Trod By Walt Whitman

To The Leaven’D Soil They Trod TO the leaven’d soil they trod, calling, I sing, for the last; (Not cities, nor man alone, nor war,…

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The Unexpressed By Walt Whitman

The Unexpressed How dare one say it? After the cycles, poems, singers, plays, Vaunted Ionia’s, India’s -Homer, Shakespeare -the long, long times, thick dotted roads,…

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Spirit That Form’D Theis Scene By Walt Whitman

Spirit That Form’D Theis Scene SPIRIT that form’d this scene, These tumbled rock-piles grim and red, These reckless heaven-ambitious peaks, These gorges, turbulent-clear streams, this…

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Song Of Myself, XVI By Walt Whitman

Song Of Myself, XVI I am of old and young, of the foolish as much as the wise, Regardless of others, ever regardful of others,…

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Solid, Ironical, Rolling Orb By Walt Whitman

Solid, Ironical, Rolling Orb SOLID, ironical, rolling orb! Master of all, and matter of fact! – at last I accept your terms; Bringing to practical,…

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Out Of The Cradle Endlessly Rocking By Walt Whitman

Out Of The Cradle Endlessly Rocking Out of the cradle endlessly rocking, Out of the mocking-bird’s throat, the musical shuttle, Out of the Ninth-month midnight,…

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Not Heat Flames Up And Consumes By Walt Whitman

Not Heat Flames Up And Consumes NOT heat flames up and consumes, Not sea-waves hurry in and out, Not the air, delicious and dry, the…

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I Sit And Look Out By Walt Whitman

I Sit And Look Out I SIT and look out upon all the sorrows of the world, and upon all oppression and shame; I hear…

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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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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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A Paumanok Picture By Walt Whitman

A Paumanok Picture TWO boats with nets lying off the sea-beach, quite still, Ten fishermen waiting–they discover a thick school of mossbonkers– they drop the…

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Washington’s Monument, February, 1885 By Walt Whitman

Washington’s Monument, February, 1885 Ah, not this marble, dead and cold: Far from its base and shaft expanding—the round zones circling, comprehending, Thou, Washington, art…

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To A President By Walt Whitman

To A President ALL you are doing and saying is to America dangled mirages, You have not learn’d of Nature–of the politics of Nature, you…

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The Mystic Trumpeter By Walt Whitman

The Mystic Trumpeter HARK! some wild trumpeter–some strange musician, Hovering unseen in air, vibrates capricious tunes to-night. I hear thee, trumpeter–listening, alert, I catch thy…

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Song Of Myself, XXXVI By Walt Whitman

Song Of Myself, XXXVI Stretch’d and still lies the midnight, Two great hulls motionless on the breast of the darkness, Our vessel riddled and slowly…

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Song Of Myself, XIX By Walt Whitman

Song Of Myself, XIX This is the meal equally set, this the meat for natural hunger, It is for the wicked just the same as…

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Roaming In Thought By Walt Whitman

Roaming In Thought ROAMING in thought over the Universe, I saw the little that is Good steadily hastening towards immortality, And the vast all that…

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On Old Man’s Thought Of School By Walt Whitman

On Old Man’s Thought Of School AN old man’s thought of School; An old man, gathering youthful memories and blooms, that youth itself cannot. Now…

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Look Down, Fair Moon By Walt Whitman

Look Down, Fair Moon LOOK down, fair moon, and bathe this scene; Pour softly down night’s nimbus floods, on faces ghastly, swollen, purple; On the…

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Hours Continuing Long By Walt Whitman

Hours Continuing Long HOURS continuing long, sore and heavy-hearted, Hours of the dusk, when I withdraw to a lonesome and unfrequented spot, seating myself, leaning…

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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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As At Thy Portals Also Death By Walt Whitman

As At Thy Portals Also Death AS at thy portals also death, Entering thy sovereign, dim, illimitable grounds, To memories of my mother, to the…

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Year Of Meteors, 1859 ’60 By Walt Whitman

Year Of Meteors, 1859 ’60 YEAR of meteors! brooding year! I would bind in words retrospective, some of your deeds and signs; I would sing…

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Unfolded Out Of The Folds By Walt Whitman

Unfolded Out Of The Folds UNFOLDED out of the folds of the woman, man comes unfolded, and is always to come unfolded; Unfolded only out…

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This Dust Was Once The Man By Walt Whitman

This Dust Was Once The Man THIS dust was once the Man, Gentle, plain, just and resolute–under whose cautious hand, Against the foulest crime in…

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That Music Always Round Me By Walt Whitman

That Music Always Round Me THAT music always round me, unceasing, unbeginning–yet long untaught I did not hear; But now the chorus I hear, and…

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Song Of Myself, XXV By Walt Whitman

Song Of Myself, XXV Dazzling and tremendous how quick the sun-rise would kill me, If I could not now and always send sun-rise out of…

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Song Of Myself, LI By Walt Whitman

Song Of Myself, LI The past and present wilt—I have fill’d them, emptied them. And proceed to fill my next fold of the future. Listener…

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Prayer Of Columbus By Walt Whitman

Prayer Of Columbus IT was near the close of his indomitable and pious life–on his last voyage when nearly 70 years of age–that Columbus, to…

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O Living Always–Always Dying By Walt Whitman

O Living Always–Always Dying O LIVING always–always dying! O the burials of me, past and present! O me, while I stride ahead, material, visible, imperious…

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Italian Music In Dakota By Walt Whitman

Italian Music In Dakota THROUGH the soft evening air enwrinding all, Rocks, woods, fort, cannon, pacing sentries, endless wilds, In dulcet streams, in flutes’ and…

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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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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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After The Sea-Ship By Walt Whitman

After The Sea-Ship AFTER the Sea-Ship–after the whistling winds; After the white-gray sails, taut to their spars and ropes, Below, a myriad, myriad waves, hastening,…

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When I Heard The Learned Astronomer By Walt Whitman

When I Heard The Learned Astronomer When I heard the learn’d astronomer, When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me, When I…

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To The Garden The World By Walt Whitman

To The Garden The World TO THE garden, the world, anew ascending, Potent mates, daughters, sons, preluding, The love, the life of their bodies, meaning…

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The Torch By Walt Whitman

The Torch ON my northwest coast in the midst of the night, a fishermen’s group stands watching; Out on the lake, that expands before them,…

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