Poets | Bookstore | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
September 20th, 2014 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 278,943 comments.
Walt Whitman - Behold this Swarthy Face.

BEHOLD this swarthy face—these gray eyes, 
This beard—the white wool, unclipt upon my neck, 
My brown hands, and the silent manner of me, without charm; 
Yet comes one, a Manhattanese, and ever at parting, kisses me lightly on the lips with
    robust
	love, 
And I, on the crossing of the street, or on the ship’s deck, give a kiss in return;
We observe that salute of American comrades, land and sea, 
We are those two natural and nonchalant persons.

Share |

Added: Feb 7 2004 | Viewed: 4575 times | Comments and analysis of Behold this Swarthy Face. by Walt Whitman Comments (0)

Behold this Swarthy Face. - Comments and Information

Poet: Walt Whitman
Poem: 16. Behold this Swarthy Face.
Volume: Leaves of Grass
- 3. Calamus
Year: Published/Written in 1900
There are no comments for this poem. Why not be the first one to post something about it?

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, Behold this Swarthy Face., has not yet been commented on. You can click here to be the first to post a comment about it.

Poem Info

Whitman Info
Copyright © 2000-2012 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links | Bookstore