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Walt Whitman - As At Thy Portals Also Death.

AS at thy portals also death, 
Entering thy sovereign, dim, illimitable grounds, 
To memories of my mother, to the divine blending, maternity, 
To her, buried and gone, yet buried not, gone not from me, 
(I see again the calm benignant face fresh and beautiful still,
I sit by the form in the coffin, 
I kiss and kiss convulsively again the sweet old lips, the cheeks, the closed eyes in the
	coffin;) 
To her, the ideal woman, practical, spiritual, of all of earth, life, love, to me the
    best, 
I grave a monumental line, before I go, amid these songs, 
And set a tombstone here.

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Poet: Walt Whitman
Poem: 66. As At Thy Portals Also Death.
Volume: Leaves of Grass
- 20. Leaves of Grass
Year: Published/Written in 1900
Poem of the Day: Jun 16 2005

Comment 3 of 3, added on February 4th, 2011 at 10:47 PM.
очень хорошо

нужно проверить :)


useptovaUtepe from United States
Comment 2 of 3, added on February 26th, 2008 at 11:02 AM.

Necrophilia! XD Just kidding. Anyways, this poem makes me want to write something, which is good because I've been sorely lacking on insperation lately.

Aemoh-san
Comment 1 of 3, added on June 16th, 2005 at 2:46 PM.

Have you eve come upon a poem by chance that speaks precisely to you and with which you connect so totally as to be extrordinary? "As at thy portals also Death" by Walt Whitman is at once both accepting and celebratory. An perfect poem to sum up the gammet of emotions run by anyone who has lost their mother. A worthy piece to be mulled over and savoured in the soul

Zanni from United Kingdom

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