Tag Archives: Walt Whitman

we two keep together 2

Shine! shine! shine! Pour down your warmth, great sun! While we bask, we two together. Two together! Winds blow south, or winds blow north, Day come white, or night come black, Home, or rivers and mountains from home, Singing all time, minding no time, While we two keep together. Text: Walt Whitman, 1859 excerpt from […]

i am not what you supposed, but far different 1

But just possibly with you on a high hill, first watching lest any        person for miles around approach unawares, Or possibly with you sailing at sea, or on the beach of the sea or       some quiet island, Here to put your lips upon mine I permit you, With the comrade’s long-dwelling kiss or the […]

for the one I love most lay sleeping by me 6

WHEN I heard at the close of the day how my name had been receiv’d with plaudits in the capitol, still it was not a happy night for me that follow’d; And else, when I carous’d, or when my plans were accomplish’d, still I was not happy; But the day when I rose at dawn […]

he ahold of my hand has completely satisfied me 0

When he whom I love travels with me, or sits a long while holding me by the hand, When the subtle air, the impalpable, the sense that words and reason hold not, surround us   and      pervade us, Then I am charged with untold and untellable wisdom—I am silent—I require   nothing      further, I cannot answer the […]

that shadow my likeness 0

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 looking at it where it flits, How often I question and doubt whether that is really me; But among my lovers and caroling these songs, O I never doubt whether […]

foray 0

We two boys together clinging, One the other never leaving, Up and down the roads going — North and South excursions making, Power enjoying — elbows stretching — fingers clutching, Arm’d and fearless — eating, drinking, sleeping, loving, No law less than ourselves owning—sailing, soldiering, thieving, threatening, Misers, menials, priests alarming — air breathing, water […]

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