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Analysis and comments on Out of the Rolling Ocean, the Crowd. by Walt Whitman

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Comment 2 of 68, added on May 10th, 2007 at 9:40 AM.

I too had this read at my mother's memorial service in 1982. Her love of
the sea and her understanding of the connection among us all is so
beautifully captured in Whitman's verse. He simultaneously grieves loss and
celebrates humanity.

It harkens to the Hebrew tradition of tossing your torn shirt, worn through
7 days of mourning, into the ocean upon the passing of a loved one.

Sarah Freas
Comment 1 of 68, added on August 10th, 2005 at 9:51 AM.

My niece read this at the memorial service for her
boyfriend who was lost in the Pacific ocean while
swimming. It was a very powerful moment for all of
us who were present. She opened this book to this
poem and knew she had to read it at the service.

Kathlelen Owens from United States

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Information about Out of the Rolling Ocean, the Crowd.

Poet: Walt Whitman
Poem: 8. Out of the Rolling Ocean, the Crowd.
Volume: Leaves of Grass
- 2. Children of Adam
Year: 1900
Added: Feb 7 2004
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Poem of the Day: May 4 2014


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