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Analysis and comments on To You. by Walt Whitman

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Comment 12 of 32, added on May 15th, 2007 at 5:11 PM.

This wonderful poem should be written by me. I envy you so much, my comrade
Whitman! A kiss from Rio de Janeiro.

newton penna from Brazil
Comment 11 of 32, added on April 25th, 2006 at 4:32 PM.

i think this poem is cool................and it is short, thats why i
memorized it for school hehehee......well im bord............

joe from United States
Comment 10 of 32, added on April 11th, 2006 at 8:48 AM.

i didnt even finish reading this poem and i love it more than any other
poem ive read on this site, im stuck in this classroom on this computer for
hours and i just like coming in here and reading to find a good poem and
this one just made my day :)

sam from United States
Comment 9 of 32, added on January 28th, 2006 at 10:32 AM.

There are no words. Clearly this is the greatest poem ever written.

Mimpy from United States
Comment 8 of 32, added on January 9th, 2006 at 2:32 AM.

To You, exemplifies the interest and concern that an individual can take in
another individual or group other than him or herself. Walt Whitman
candidly expresses the pain of the enslaved black men and women as he
traveled to New Orleans during the late 19th century. Oh how great it
would be if we all could understand each other as Walt Whitman has
expressed in the above poem.

Swadw from United States
Comment 7 of 32, added on January 3rd, 2006 at 3:26 AM.

This poem is beautiful because of its open-endedness. The reader has the
ability to transform "whoever" into himself, a friend who suffers, a tired
parent or an ignored child. All of us need the strength that comes from
others, to depend and to know that we are taken care of no matter what does
arise. However, Whitman says that this strength is the strength that comes
from within. Does it come from God? From what source is the power us humans
possess? Keep going, for life is long lagged journey but we all have the
strength to endure.

Tara from Canada
Comment 6 of 32, added on September 14th, 2005 at 5:09 PM.

This is my favorite Whitman poem...It shows so much feeling and depth and
it just touches you in an idescribable way.....

Nichole from United States
Comment 5 of 32, added on July 4th, 2005 at 1:18 PM.

He speaks to/of the identity that thinks itself "real" and invites You that
you are to see beyond/within identity...

...to know Reality, to know yourself.

Sky from United States
Comment 4 of 32, added on July 4th, 2005 at 11:20 AM.

The "whoever" is alluding to the Unknown, the Mystery, the Divine that You
are. To say that you are beyond, before and during intellectual, mental

If the thoughts and ideas that have been taught, the definitions of life,
of you, are put aside what is anything? What are you? Is there a name that
can truly describe or communicate the immeasurable beauty of the Divinity
of You? And does that Divinity exclude anything?


Sky from United States
Comment 3 of 32, added on July 4th, 2005 at 10:41 AM.

As it speaks here in this heart...

You are Reality,
with nothing to fail
or succeed at in life
for you are Life!

Beyond and within
all appearances of you,
the myriad forms of life,
the Truth is alive!

This song of Freedom
flows from your heart
for All to hear
so they may come
to know you
as their own Self.

Beauty, Life, Love...

Within and embracing
sadness, pain, suffering,
joy, pleasure and well being.

All is Here...

...in You.

Sky from United States

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Poet: Walt Whitman
Poem: 1. To You.
Volume: Leaves of Grass
- 14. Leaves of Grass
Year: 1900
Added: Feb 7 2004
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