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Walt Whitman - Trickle, Drops.

TRICKLE, drops! my blue veins leaving! 
O drops of me! trickle, slow drops, 
Candid, from me falling—drip, bleeding drops, 
From wounds made to free you whence you were prison’d, 
From my face—from my forehead and lips,
From my breast—from within where I was conceal’d—press forth, red drops—confession drops;
    
Stain every page—stain every song I sing, every word I say, bloody drops; 
Let them know your scarlet heat—let them glisten; 
Saturate them with yourself, all ashamed and wet; 
Glow upon all I have written, or shall write, bleeding drops;
Let it all be seen in your light, blushing drops.

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Poet: Walt Whitman
Poem: 14. Trickle, Drops.
Volume: Leaves of Grass
- 3. Calamus
Year: Published/Written in 1900

Comment 1 of 1, added on November 18th, 2005 at 11:30 AM.

This poem is part of Calamus. The Calamus plant is associated with Kalamos, who was a mythological god. Kalamos lost and mourned over his lover Karpos, a young man. This establishes a homosexual theme throughout the Calamus poems.

Jessi from United States

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