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Walt Whitman - Pensive and Faltering.

PENSIVE and faltering, 
The words, the dead, I write; 
For living are the Dead; 
(Haply the only living, only real, 
And I the apparition—I the spectre.)         5

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Poet: Walt Whitman
Poem: 13. Pensive and Faltering.
Volume: Leaves of Grass
- 18. Whispers of Heavenly Death
Year: Published/Written in 1900
Poem of the Day: Jun 5 2017

Comment 2 of 2, added on March 2nd, 2013 at 4:43 PM.

this article hnosetly is painful yet encouraging for me to read. my relationship with my father is fractured and unlike you two he is still living; i come from the side of the tracks where you have a father present but dont have a father .i more so remember him as a sign of disaapointment lies and negative based on how he presented himself while he lived with us till this day now that i have my own daughter who is 5 months its hard to raise her because i cant even began to think how to ask the questions i have for how to raise her. the good thing is we communicate but its still reminders of what he wasnt every now and then..its encouraging because like you saud its plenty of good hard working men out here and who defines family to be your real mother and father people are blessed to have other people to fill that emptiness so thats you do know what it is to have a father or mother or family. i take this to heart as a raise my daughter without her dad because of issue with domestic abuse thanks for this post gave me something to think about*hugs for you both and god bless*

Vadim from Israel
Comment 1 of 2, added on April 17th, 2006 at 3:41 PM.

good poem!

Danielle from United States

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