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Walt Whitman - On the Beach at Night, Alone.

ON the beach at night alone, 
As the old mother sways her to and fro, singing her husky song, 
As I watch the bright stars shining—I think a thought of the clef of the universes, and of
	the future. 
A VAST SIMILITUDE interlocks all, 
All spheres, grown, ungrown, small, large, suns, moons, planets, comets, asteroids,
All the substances of the same, and all that is spiritual upon the same, 
All distances of place, however wide, 
All distances of time—all inanimate forms, 
All Souls—all living bodies, though they be ever so different, or in different worlds, 
All gaseous, watery, vegetable, mineral processes—the fishes, the brutes,
All men and women—me also; 
All nations, colors, barbarisms, civilizations, languages; 
All identities that have existed, or may exist, on this globe, or any globe; 
All lives and deaths—all of the past, present, future; 
This vast similitude spans them, and always has spann’d, and shall forever span them, and
	compactly hold them, and enclose them.

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Poet: Walt Whitman
Poem: 7. On the Beach at Night, Alone.
Volume: Leaves of Grass
- 19. Sea-Shore Memories
Year: Published/Written in 1900

Comment 7 of 7, added on February 10th, 2012 at 11:47 AM.

and Daazo veiewrs are familiar with this splendid series of short films. This one was made for the Azyl-BuSho short film contest. Watch catman 4 – Once Upon a Time in the

Asim from Poland
Comment 6 of 7, added on December 16th, 2009 at 11:38 PM.

ive loved walt whitman ever sense i hear o captain my captain. and i love this poem as well. i love the poems that make you think about the world and life (:

harlie from United States
Comment 5 of 7, added on November 27th, 2007 at 10:18 PM.

I'm using this poem for an interpretive movie and oral presentation - and to be completely honest, it sucks.

Kendra from United States

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