Poets | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
August 24th, 2016 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 316,734 comments.
Walt Whitman - When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer.

WHEN I heard the learn’d astronomer; 
When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me; 
When I was shown the charts and the diagrams, to add, divide, and measure them; 
When I, sitting, heard the astronomer, where he lectured with much applause in the
	lecture-room, 
How soon, unaccountable, I became tired and sick;
Till rising and gliding out, I wander’d off by myself, 
In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time, 
Look’d up in perfect silence at the stars.

Share |

Added: Feb 7 2004 | Viewed: 32599 times | Comments and analysis of When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer. by Walt Whitman Comments (98)

When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer. - Comments and Information

Poet: Walt Whitman
Poem: 5. When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer.
Volume: Leaves of Grass
- 15. Songs of Parting
Year: Published/Written in 1900
Poem of the Day: Oct 4 2011

Comment 98 of 98, added on January 1st, 2016 at 3:04 PM.
NNcHHaAdeKh

WDQCuG

RkMfMwmqLUgqYAmHP from Turks and Caicos Islands
Comment 97 of 98, added on January 1st, 2016 at 2:49 PM.
KHjspmTsGPCBQMezfC

AACzB9

mOLrfAqPWDjurDw from Colombia
Comment 96 of 98, added on December 31st, 2015 at 9:31 PM.
KSNRkXkeigkqDgM

f8FVc8

FmualXPky from Ecuador

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer., has received 98 comments. Click here to read them, and perhaps post a comment of your own.

Poem Info

Whitman Info
Copyright © 2000-2015 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links