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Walt Whitman - Two Rivulets.

TWO Rivulets side by side, 
Two blended, parallel, strolling tides, 
Companions, travelers, gossiping as they journey. 
  
For the Eternal Ocean bound, 
These ripples, passing surges, streams of Death and Life,
Object and Subject hurrying, whirling by, 
The Real and Ideal, 
  
Alternate ebb and flow the Days and Nights, 
(Strands of a Trio twining, Present, Future, Past.) 
  
In You, whoe’er you are, my book perusing,
In I myself—in all the World—these ripples flow, 
All, all, toward the mystic Ocean tending. 
  
(O yearnful waves! the kisses of your lips! 
Your breast so broad, with open arms, O firm, expanded shore!)

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Poet: Walt Whitman
Poem: 34. Two Rivulets.
Volume: Leaves of Grass
- 22. Gathered Leaves
Year: Published/Written in 1900
Poem of the Day: Feb 12 2012

Comment 2 of 2, added on September 21st, 2013 at 7:18 PM.
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roxy, nee enne veendum aa swtehathepraanekku kaypidichu kondu pokunnu. oru mazhakkalathu njan ente koottukarane parijayappettu.avante pranayini mazha ayirunnu. konji konji vannu , odukkam thandavamadunna mazhayodu avanu adangatha kothi ayirunnu, palappozhum njan mazhayode asooya poonditundu.kalam athi vegam kuthichappol enikku.. ente priyappettavane nastappettu.onnu kanano. mindano, kazhiyathe etho oru swapnam pole .nee enikku veni prarthikkille orikkal koodi onnu kandu muttan SANU

Shafie from Uzbekistan
Comment 1 of 2, added on December 28th, 2004 at 9:10 PM.

this poem is a love poem, but one about the mortality of us all - and of our entwined existences
the imagery of opposites that run parallel and then their eventual meshing - to arrive at the alpha/omega, i.e. the ocean - is mesmerizing, as i read this two days after the devastating tsunami that killed more than 50,000 people -

Don Beaudreault from United States

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