I will Take an Egg Out of the Robin’s Nest.

I WILL take an egg out of the robin’s nest in the orchard,
I will take a branch of gooseberries from the old bush in the garden, and go and preach to
You shall see I will not meet a single heretic or scorner,
You shall see how I stump clergymen, and confound them,
You shall see me showing a scarlet tomato, and a white pebble from the beach.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Walt Whitman's poem I will Take an Egg Out of the Robin’s Nest.


  1. Ken says:

    This poem by Whitman was neither written nor first published in 1900, since Whitman died in 1892. The poem first appeared in the 1860 edition of The Leaves of Grass

  2. BK* says:

    this poem just makes me want to go steal things from trees and robins.

  3. fred says:

    yes you are right but i would go and eat that egg if i saw it

  4. english2 sophmore says:

    this poem really makes me want to go to an orchard and steal a egg.

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