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Comment 9 of 59, added on January 19th, 2008 at 7:48 PM.
HAVE READ LOTS OF POEMS, BUT THIS ONE IS OUT STANDING. THE WAY WHITMAN
EXPANDS ON EACH PART OF POETRY, ie Imagery, tone, IT IS AMAZING.
yvonne tracy from Uganda
Comment 8 of 59, added on April 29th, 2007 at 5:49 PM.
This poem shows a great amount of examples of what inspirations came upon
him. His idea of music is inspiring!
Alex from United States
Comment 7 of 59, added on April 17th, 2007 at 7:31 AM.
I like how in the poem nature and love makes the young boy realize that he
too wants to make songs/poems like the ones he begins hearing
Ryan from Philippines
Comment 6 of 59, added on April 14th, 2007 at 6:51 PM.
Love is such a POWERFUL EMOTION and yet it can be so fragile.The presence
of your loved one can give you strength and the absence can drive you
insane and doubt your own existence !
Harshita Gupta from India
Comment 5 of 59, added on April 20th, 2006 at 8:43 PM.
I loved this poem back in High School when I read it and used it for a
forensics project. I also was moved by the pain and the power of the
wordage in this peice, almost at times like the waves themselves. One of
my favorites of his.
from United States
Comment 4 of 59, added on February 3rd, 2006 at 7:30 AM.
the only comment one can make is...listen..and not just to the mockingbird
and Whitman..to the Sea..to the old gray mother whispering "Death".
because this is not just about the awakening soul of the poet but of the
enlightened being and what life Here means...
from United States
Comment 3 of 59, added on January 19th, 2006 at 9:32 AM.
Please ignore that other comment from "Alexis hart" This poem is no nusery
rhyme. I suggest diagnosing the poem before reading through it. It triggers
great emotion, and appeals to those who favour intellectual poetry.
NegativeZero from Canada
Comment 2 of 59, added on August 3rd, 2005 at 9:31 PM.
this poem would be so much better if it wasnt 5 pages long...the man should
have a very short word limit. it is a great poem but far too long
alexis hart from Australia
Comment 1 of 59, added on June 14th, 2005 at 8:23 PM.
The beauty and grace of this poem moves even the toughest heart. Whitman's
pain is so powerful. This beautifully composed poem brings out Whitman's
genius. He ties nature to man so wonderfully. I adore it!!!
anonymus from Canada
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