Poets | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
September 3rd, 2015 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 294,687 comments.
Walt Whitman - O Captain! My Captain!

1
O CAPTAIN! my Captain! our fearful trip is done; 
The ship has weather'd every rack, the prize we sought is won; 
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting, 
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring: 
    But O heart! heart! heart!
      O the bleeding drops of red, 
        Where on the deck my Captain lies, 
          Fallen cold and dead. 
  
2
O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells; 
Rise up-for you the flag is flung-for you the bugle trills;
For you bouquets and ribbon'd wreaths-for you the shores a-crowding; 
For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning; 
    Here Captain! dear father! 
      This arm beneath your head; 
        It is some dream that on the deck,
          You've fallen cold and dead. 
  
3
My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still; 
My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will; 
The ship is anchor'd safe and sound, its voyage closed and done; 
From fearful trip, the victor ship, comes in with object won;
    Exult, O shores, and ring, O bells! 
      But I, with mournful tread, 
        Walk the deck my Captain lies, 
          Fallen cold and dead.

Share |

Added: Feb 7 2004 | Viewed: 706 times | Comments and analysis of O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman Comments (213)

O Captain! My Captain! - Comments and Information

Poet: Walt Whitman
Poem: 2. O Captain! My Captain!
Volume: Leaves of Grass
- 17. President Lincoln's Burial Hymn
Year: Published/Written in 1900
Poem of the Day: Sep 20 2004

Comment 213 of 213, added on September 2nd, 2015 at 2:09 PM.
yUmYBsNJVSxAAqqNCz

eFsatQ Wow, superb blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your site is wonderful, let alone the content!

crork service from Czech Republic
Comment 212 of 213, added on September 2nd, 2015 at 7:55 AM.
ninBbCXQWFsDuF

AmS954 I truly appreciate this blog. Really Great.

michael crork from New Zealand
Comment 211 of 213, added on July 1st, 2015 at 3:09 AM.
fkSqKrXOppnvgjv

padIcS Muchos Gracias for your article post.Much thanks again. Really Cool.

crorkzz from Uzbekistan

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, O Captain! My Captain!, has received 213 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