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Walt Whitman - Darest Thou Now, O Soul.

DAREST thou now, O Soul, 
Walk out with me toward the Unknown Region, 
Where neither ground is for the feet, nor any path to follow? 
No map, there, nor guide, 
Nor voice sounding, nor touch of human hand,
Nor face with blooming flesh, nor lips, nor eyes, are in that land. 
I know it not, O Soul; 
Nor dost thou—all is a blank before us; 
All waits, undream’d of, in that region—that inaccessible land. 
Till, when the ties loosen,
All but the ties eternal, Time and Space, 
Nor darkness, gravitation, sense, nor any bounds, bound us. 
Then we burst forth—we float, 
In Time and Space, O Soul—prepared for them; 
Equal, equipt at last—(O joy! O fruit of all!) them to fulfil, O Soul.

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Poet: Walt Whitman
Poem: 2. Darest Thou Now, O Soul.
Volume: Leaves of Grass
- 18. Whispers of Heavenly Death
Year: Published/Written in 1900
Poem of the Day: Jul 31 2007

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Comment 2 of 3, added on February 10th, 2012 at 12:52 PM.

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Gon from Guyana
Comment 1 of 3, added on March 9th, 2005 at 11:45 AM.

This poem is so beautiful to me because it captures the spiritual experience inherent in all religions. The sense of unknowing about whatever will happen when we die; the fear and the hope, both together but with the hope preemminent.

Paula Button from United Kingdom

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