Poets | Bookstore | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
July 28th, 2014 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 115,441 comments.
Walt Whitman - Gods.

1
THOUGHT of the Infinite—the All! 
Be thou my God. 
  
2
Lover Divine, and Perfect Comrade! 
Waiting, content, invisible yet, but certain, 
Be thou my God.
  
3
Thou—thou, the Ideal Man! 
Fair, able, beautiful, content, and loving, 
Complete in Body, and dilate in Spirit, 
Be thou my God. 
  
4
O Death—(for Life has served its turn;)
Opener and usher to the heavenly mansion! 
Be thou my God. 
  
5
Aught, aught, of mightiest, best, I see, conceive, or know, 
(To break the stagnant tie—thee, thee to free, O Soul,) 
Be thou my God.
  
6
Or thee, Old Cause, when’er advancing; 
All great Ideas, the races’ aspirations, 
All that exalts, releases thee, my Soul! 
All heroisms, deeds of rapt enthusiasts, 
Be ye my Gods!
  
7
Or Time and Space! 
Or shape of Earth, divine and wondrous! 
Or shape in I myself—or some fair shape, I, viewing, worship, 
Or lustrous orb of Sun, or star by night: 
Be ye my Gods.

Share |

Added: Feb 7 2004 | Viewed: 9596 times | Comments and analysis of Gods. by Walt Whitman Comments (2)

Gods. - Comments and Information

Poet: Walt Whitman
Poem: 25. Gods.
Volume: Leaves of Grass
- 20. Leaves of Grass
Year: Published/Written in 1900
Poem of the Day: May 2 2008

Comment 2 of 2, added on July 28th, 2011 at 5:02 AM.
ipwfvETJ

None can doubt the veracity of this atircle.

Veruca from Uruguay
Comment 1 of 2, added on February 23rd, 2006 at 10:18 AM.

If it was only possible to have every quality amaginable by the opposite sex. I thank god everyday were different.

David from United States

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, Gods., has received 2 comments. Click here to read them, and perhaps post a comment of your own.

Poem Info

Whitman Info
Copyright © 2000-2012 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links | Bookstore