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Analysis and comments on This Compost. by Walt Whitman

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Comment 6 of 46, added on January 5th, 2010 at 2:20 AM.
not important

it's a good poem...

rangga from Indonesia
Comment 5 of 46, added on April 16th, 2007 at 10:41 PM.

I couldn't stop reading the poem over and over. It awaken a questioning
curiosity inside of me, that i feel i need to satisfy... This poem
stimulated my very core. Just readig it makes you wanna know more.

Anna from Taiwan
Comment 4 of 46, added on April 27th, 2006 at 7:14 PM.

Ummm... this poem was sorta disturbing, talking about the corpses that we
put into the ground, but it is true. How do we not catch som disease from
the earth when it is so polluted by the diseases of humans? Well, I'll get
over it eventually!!

CAterina from United States
Comment 3 of 46, added on January 18th, 2006 at 11:53 PM.

I felt Whitman's sense of balance and harmony in living things and an
acceptance, without judgement, that existence exists. An understanding that
one cannot have a reference point without the good and the bad. That both
are necessary and serve a beautiful purpose in all that is around us.

Perry Tow from United States
Comment 2 of 46, added on October 3rd, 2005 at 5:02 PM.

I agree Whitman did a great job in recognising the gifts our earth bares,
and the free spirit of human connection without a scornfull discrimination.
Ontop of that, I like the strong point of the divine perfection that Walt
depict the earth as attaining. How now matter how our race's chaos scarns
the earth, she will always give out the beautifull gifts she bares.

Franky
Comment 1 of 46, added on August 28th, 2005 at 10:49 AM.

i really like this poem! It's like telling us to look beyond and under
something or someone.. That all things come round. Walt Whitman puts
forward to us both a fascination and a fear of earth..

tstar from Singapore

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Poet: Walt Whitman
Poem: 1. This Compost.
Volume: Leaves of Grass
- 11. Leaves of Grass
Year: 1900
Added: Feb 7 2004
Viewed: 410 times
Poem of the Day: Nov 5 2008


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