Poets | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
March 27th, 2015 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 285,546 comments.
Analysis and comments on To You. by Walt Whitman

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 
41 42 43 44 45 46 47 [48] 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56

Comment 82 of 552, added on February 10th, 2012 at 5:05 PM.
gmLxlKxxiLHgQxXuRjc

The qsitueon of the day is, Should US intervene militarily in Libya (US
media is catching up to RFI’s own Pak.)Robert Gates has fretted
publicly that, in essence, US is stretched too thin; even to impose a No
Fly zone to keep Qadafi’s fighter planes on the ground and prohibit
them from shooting protesters, would be a very complex operation, said
Gates.But wait a minute — US has an ally in the neighborhood,
isn’t that right? Isn’t US bestest of all friends and allies
Israel just about 500 miles east? Doesn’t Israel have the strongest
military in the region, with an air force almost as technically advanced
and well trained as the US air force?Why hasn’t US ask Israel to
please, do something for those billions of dollars in military bennies we
pay you, go calm down Qadafi.Why hasn’t the international community
called upon Israel to intervene in Libya, which is in Israel’s
neighborhood?Is Israel thought to be militarily incompetent?Or is it the
case that nobody anywhere trusts Israel to engage with another country?And
if the latter is the case, then just what manner of ally IS Israel, and
even more importantly, if the pretext is that US is hyper-arming Israel to
ally in protecting American interests in the region yet everyone knows that
Israel cannot be trusted to protect American interests anywhere, exactly
what does Israel have in mind to do with its military might?hmmm?Is it the
case that Israel is not just a drag on America’s interests in the
region and in the world, Israel is a threat to the US.

Auth from France
Comment 81 of 552, added on February 9th, 2012 at 8:13 PM.
euvkdIxnMdqXC

How is the cchoie of hope you are charming handbag design and durability
ensure material Euro handbag purse is

Oussama from Mexico
Comment 80 of 552, added on August 1st, 2011 at 9:32 PM.
To you

i really dont understand this poem. it is very short. but on the other hand
it shows how wounderfull of a poet walt whitman really was. i wish i was
alive to meet his troubled self


sasha from United States
Comment 79 of 552, added on July 23rd, 2011 at 12:26 PM.
Poetry

Walt Whitman is a lover of humanity . He sings the psalm of the soul . In
his dictionary there is no stranger .The cover of our ego is what that
makes us isolated from our friends .

Subrata Ray from India
Comment 78 of 552, added on April 13th, 2011 at 3:42 PM.

this is the coolest poem i have ever read becuose it is the frist peom i
have read

blt9714 from United States
Comment 77 of 552, added on September 28th, 2009 at 7:39 AM.

i love Walt Whitman

Epans He from China
Comment 76 of 552, added on February 22nd, 2009 at 2:13 AM.

As my opinion,Whitman is not mean to express something consciously.
Talk about yourself to a stranger very deep from your heart even you meet
this one just frist interview.
It should be naturally as my considering,
do you ever read another poem "To a stranger" by Walt Whitman ?

D.K.Wang from China
Comment 75 of 552, added on November 1st, 2008 at 12:46 AM.

In my humble opinion, I think this poem is about people being nice to each
other, like in small cities, when even if you don't know a person, you
greet it.

Frederico from Brazil
Comment 74 of 552, added on September 24th, 2008 at 1:29 AM.

Dis poem caught my attention...is it sayin dat people sometime want
attention from strangers??....well sometimes i do

alexis from El Salvador
Comment 73 of 552, added on January 18th, 2008 at 12:43 PM.

I like this poem. There are many reasons that people want to talk to some
one but with hold their words, no matter a stranger or a close friend. And
it is so good to talk to some one, It is kind of connection out side your
own world. It is so sad that if you only can talk to yourself the true
immediately feeling or thinking.
So I would think that Walt Whitman has a universal mind of humanity and
this poem is a inviting that you can share with any one you just has the
desire to talk to without worry of this and that.
When you are close to your heart- you have a desire to talk to some one,
even a stranger you meet when you are passing, your sharing will make a
stranger become a close friend. That is your sharing that can fuse the
distance between you and the stranger.

Frieda Snow from Canada

This poem has been commented on more than 10 times. Click below to see the other comments.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 
41 42 43 44 45 46 47 [48] 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56
Share |


Information about To You.

Poet: Walt Whitman
Poem: 13. To You.
Volume: Leaves of Grass
- 1. Inscriptions
Year: 1900
Added: Feb 7 2004
Viewed: 2205 times
Poem of the Day: Jun 27 2014


Add Comment

Do you have any comments, criticism, paraphrasis or analysis of this poem that you feel would assist other visitors in understanding this poem better? If they are accepted, they will be added to this page of American Poems. Together we can build a wealth of information, but it will take some discipline and determination.

Do not post questions, pleas for homework help or anything of the sort, as these types of comments will be removed. The proper place for questions is the poetry forum.

Please note that after you post a comment, it can take up to an hour before it is visible on the website! Rest assured that your comment is not lost, so don't enter your comment again.

Comment on: 13. To You.
By: Walt Whitman

Name: (required)
E-mail Address: (required)
Country:
Show E-mail Address:
Yes No
Subject:
Poem Comments:

Poem Info

Whitman Info
Copyright © 2000-2015 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links