Poet: Walt Whitman
To Old Age.
Volume: Leaves of Grass
- 20. Leaves of Grass
Year: Published/Written in 1900
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Feb 28 2017
Comment 2 of 2, added on October 3rd, 2005 at 12:52 PM.
Whitman was saying: like a river that is nearing the end of its course, people get stronger (larger, wider, deeper, faster)at the end of their lives...the longer they have run, the more they carry.
from United States
Comment 1 of 2, added on May 31st, 2005 at 11:42 PM.
This poem to me it means the memory of the older and wiser people that have passed away and are kept in memories.... so many that it spreads like the sea.
Michelle from United States
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