Poets | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
July 24th, 2017 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 326,368 comments.
Walt Whitman - Yet, Yet, Ye Downcast Hours.

1
YET, yet, ye downcast hours, I know ye also; 
Weights of lead, how ye clog and cling at my ankles! 
Earth to a chamber of mourning turns—I hear the o’erweening, mocking voice, 
Matter is conqueror—matter, triumphant only, continues onward. 
  
2
Despairing cries float ceaselessly toward me,
The call of my nearest lover, putting forth, alarm’d, uncertain, 
The Sea I am quickly to sail, come tell me, 
Come tell me where I am speeding—tell me my destination. 
  
3
I understand your anguish, but I cannot help you, 
I approach, hear, behold—the sad mouth, the look out of the eyes, your mute inquiry,
Whither I go from the bed I recline on, come tell me: 
Old age, alarm’d, uncertain—A young woman’s voice, appealing to me for
    comfort; 
A young man’s voice, Shall I not escape?

Share |

Added: Feb 7 2004 | Viewed: 1409 times | Comments and analysis of Yet, Yet, Ye Downcast Hours. by Walt Whitman Comments (13)

Yet, Yet, Ye Downcast Hours. - Comments and Information

Poet: Walt Whitman
Poem: 5. Yet, Yet, Ye Downcast Hours.
Volume: Leaves of Grass
- 18. Whispers of Heavenly Death
Year: Published/Written in 1900
Poem of the Day: Mar 2 2011

Comment 13 of 13, added on May 10th, 2017 at 6:35 AM.
oDItCyfWVLcvTS

93qO9h Really informative blog.Much thanks again. Fantastic.

lucy ann from Japan
Comment 12 of 13, added on March 4th, 2017 at 6:06 AM.
ihQXbNLYtPQKukgKrB

tUzNGI It as amazing designed for me to have a web site, which is good in support of my knowledge. thanks admin

lovely shez from Zambia
Comment 11 of 13, added on February 1st, 2017 at 2:59 AM.
osfNrNERPgUAjTsFuZf

vHvwIK Wow, great blog.Much thanks again. Keep writing.

Visit Website from El Salvador

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, Yet, Yet, Ye Downcast Hours., has received 13 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