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Analysis and comments on Poets to Come. by Walt Whitman

Comment 5 of 5, added on February 4th, 2013 at 9:29 AM.

Aquest poema inspira la gent a escriure

Gavin from Australia
Comment 4 of 5, added on November 23rd, 2011 at 10:01 PM.

Well macaamdia nuts, how about that.

Bono from Ireland
Comment 3 of 5, added on February 3rd, 2011 at 10:04 AM.


RafacectLet from United States
Comment 2 of 5, added on September 14th, 2005 at 3:42 AM.

Oh Walt Whitman father of modern free verse fear not!

Great poets breed more poets
Who feed on
The divinity of poety
Who seed the poets
Of the future
And so on to infinity

Shimon Weinroth

Shimon Weinroth from Israel
Comment 1 of 5, added on September 13th, 2005 at 9:55 PM.

“Expecting the main things from you.”

What is certain – uncertainty? Uncertainty!
Not just today – yea! Yea?
Justification to let the sun kiss the leaves and the grass
And the growths within me – without me
Wicked me…Wicked me…Wicked me
Burning less than the sun
Shining more than the moon
Unable to hurry back and hide
As expected? Expected!

These are the words of what is defiance within a man.
These are the words – what is defiance within a woman.

Leaving what has left, whimpering in some lost circle of jaded innocence.
The dirt in my hand is not for your grave…
it is to cover your face
the same disgraced advancement
set your final resting place
before you
could finally rest!

What I must do you never could.
I justify me by my words, my own words,
proving and defining me in a world you could never bear as a mother would
nor walk across as a true traveler should, understand? Understand!
I found me out there, away from my door, my home, my born life,
before I ever met you.
Before I ever saw your face run and hide...
I saw the faces of important others unimportant enough to chase me away
to dreams you could never have.

Burning less than the moon,
shining more than the sun,
defying the loss in order to gain the me that was never to be.
What I found?
You need others to make you real.
That is glory?
I exist.
Defined…before you – without you.

I felt the use of profanity unnecessary, though it was in the original. I
used it for my own vindication. me stingy if you wish, but they are my
words. Hope this can help you understand one view of the calling.

G.Isaac from United States

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Information about Poets to Come.

Poet: Walt Whitman
Poem: 3. Poets to Come.
Volume: Leaves of Grass
- 5. The Answerer
Year: 1900
Added: Feb 7 2004
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