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Analysis and comments on To You. by Walt Whitman

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Comment 7 of 27, 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 27, 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 27, 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 27, 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 27, 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
Comment 2 of 27, added on January 19th, 2005 at 7:02 PM.

i think this pem is beyond words, it is... so inspiring & real. it gives
you a taste of reality but a truely real taste, it didn't leave anything
out, it basically told you to not give up, because life is noy meant for
failure, but success instead, life is meant to be shared and cherrished and
that we are all incredibly talented and inspiring in our own ways, we just
have to find what it is exactly that we are so gifted at, and the only way
to do that is to have faith in ourselves and believe.

Marcia from Austria
Comment 1 of 27, added on November 10th, 2004 at 6:42 PM.

I just think this poem is beyond just being a poem,
it tells you to wake up, to not be afraid of who you are and not to be
afraid of living...to remember that life is for you, and only you..
and that you should not waste it.
Itīs really in your face...no hidden message...itīs right there....
I just...wow.

Linett from Sweden

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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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