Selected Poems

Selected Poems

Selected Poems In his unconventional verse Walt Whitman spoke in a powerful sensual oratorical and inspiring voice His most famous work Leaves of Grass was a long term project that the poet compared to the bui

  • Title: Selected Poems
  • Author: Walt Whitman
  • ISBN: 9780486268781
  • Page: 290
  • Format: Paperback
  • In his unconventional verse, Walt Whitman spoke in a powerful, sensual, oratorical, and inspiring voice His most famous work, Leaves of Grass, was a long term project that the poet compared to the building of a cathedral or the slow growth of a tree During his lifetime, from 1819 to 1892, it went through nine editions Today it is regarded as a landmark of American literIn his unconventional verse, Walt Whitman spoke in a powerful, sensual, oratorical, and inspiring voice His most famous work, Leaves of Grass, was a long term project that the poet compared to the building of a cathedral or the slow growth of a tree During his lifetime, from 1819 to 1892, it went through nine editions Today it is regarded as a landmark of American literature.This volume contains 24 poems from Leaves of Grass, offering a generous sampling of Whitman s best and most representative verses Featured works include I Hear America Singing, I Sing the Body Electric, Song of the Open Road, Out of Cradle Endlessly Rocking, When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom d, and O Captain My Captain all reprinted from an authoritative text.

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    I have read as much I could!I have read apostrophes - long, exhaustive lists of apostrophes!I have felt for the common manI have felt for the common womanYet I have found myself skimming, and rarely pausing. O these poems are coherent and distinctive.O they have their moments and doubtless somewhere amongst their long sentences and long stanzas there are jewels.But I now think of Whitman's contemporaries : of Robert Browning with longing, of Arnold with respect, and allow that even Tennyson may [...]

    This selection of Whitman's poetry is divided into seven parts and includes the complete text of "Song of Myself"From II am your voice - It was tied in you - In me it begins to talk.I celebrate myself to celebrate every man and woman alive;I loosen the tongue that was tied in them,It begins to talk out of my mouth.I celebrate myself to celebrate you:I say the same word for every man and woman alive.And I say that the soul is not greater than the body,And I say that the body is not greater than t [...]

    While some writers are skilled at capturing a moment, others write across the ages and feel as relevant today as ever. That was my experience reading Walt Whitman. A feminist existentialist poet with no filters who wrote from the deepest of himself to show reflections on faith, morality, spirituality, sexuality, war, life, cities, love, joy, and a whole slew of topics in a way that I had to keep checking his bio. That the words resonate so much are amazing enough that his writing and my reading [...]

    Minä ihan tosissani yritin. Odotin pitäväni tästä, koska lyhyitä (pääasiassa englanninkielisiä) Whitman-sitaatteja on tullut vastaan paljon, ja niiden viehättävyyden takia tähänkin kirjaan tartuin. Valitettavasti ainakaan suomeksi nämä "demokraattisen Amerikan suuren kansallisrunoilijan" runot eivät ihan uponneet. Yli 90-sivuinen Laulu itsestäni takelteli jo pahasti, toinen osa (Adamin lapset) lähinnä ällötti, eikä sen pohjakosketuksen jälkeen lopuilla runoilla enää palj [...]

    There is not much to say that hasn't already been said on Walt Whitman.His poetry is striking, intimate, and intense. It reveres the wonder of the human body and of life itself, along with the things that people do with bodies, from work to sex. Bloom's commentary is piercing and illuminating. Read it. Enjoy it. I know I have. In some ways, I guess, we all have enjoyed what Whitman describes: a summer day, a lover's touch, a yearning to be more than what we are. I celebrate myself, and sing myse [...]

    His poems are very hard to read, but occasionally there were things that were said that stuck out dramatically. I loved how he talked about war time.

    Walt Whitman’s purpose for writing these poems was to allow people to see how he felt about what was going on in his life at that time. In “I Sing the Body Electric,” it is very obvious to see that Whitman valued the individual as a whole throughout his life. He separates genders of male and female and then lists why each is valued. Through this, the reader can see that he is admiring the individualism of each person and the traits that they possess. Questions at the beginning of this poem [...]

    والت ویتمن برای شعر آمریکا چیزی در حد نیما برای شعر فارسی است و همراه ادگار آلن پو از بانیان شعر نو و آزاد آمریکا هستند که شاعرانی مانند گینزبرگ و سن ژون پرس و بسیاری دیگر را تحت تاثیر قرار داده اندجدای ماجراجویی ویتمن برای عبور از خط قرمزهای جامعه و فضای شعری بسته دوران خود نگ [...]

    For Harold Bloom, there are six major poems ("Song of Myself," "The Sleepers," "Elemental Drifts," "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry," the Keatsian ode, and the elegy for Lincoln), comprising 133 pp. of this 220 pp. Selected. Then, as is the habit of Whitman editors for generations, now, Bloom has the notion to put together an ur Leaves, one that begins -- as Whitman himself jettisoned the prose preface in 1860 and frontispieces a "Proto Leaf" -- with the draft-notes from a 1921 Doubleday edition Leaves [...]

    Out of the rolling ocean the crowd came a drop gently to me,Whispering, I love you, before long I die,I have travell’d a long way merely to look on you to touch you,For I could not die till I once look’d on you,For I fear’d I might afterward lose you.Now we have met, we have look’d, we are safe,Return in peace to the ocean my love,I too am part of that ocean, my love, we are not so much separated,Behold the great rondure, the cohesion of all, how perfect!But as for me, for you, the irres [...]

    I pretty much enjoyed getting to know Whitman. At times he was pretty verbose! Many of the poems I read out loud. They just sound better that way. There is such rhythm and lovely sounds of syllables singing. The Lilac poem is very poignant. Dim lit churches, shuddering organs, tolling, tolling bells' perpetual clang vivid. I like how each section will use the same word to start each line. Also the repeat of certain words just emphasizes the mood.He seemed to enjoy celebrating America and the hum [...]

    My son Kane called me last night and asked if I would be his second pair of eyes for his papers he has to write this weekend. The first is one on Walt Whitman, whom my mother loves: From the time I was just a toddler, she was raving about him to me, reading bits of him, etc. Today she told me she has part of his poem about Animals on her wall. So I decided to take the two Walt Whitman books I have on my shelf and read them. I think I have only scanned them in the past as a kind of homage to my m [...]

    Some very good Whitman poetry in this collection; not his best, but some good things. A pantheist or Pagan at heart, he seems to try to take in everything and give it back to us. He can be enormously touching in Leaves of Grass. His stanzas on death are awe inspiring. In the end, he is in love with language as language. Words are diamonds for him and he sees his job as arranging those precious stones in a perfect necklace.

    I really don't know how to describe Walt Whitman's writings. I personally love them, but then I love poetry and for those who don't it could be difficult or so reading. He wrote in free verse so there is little rhyming in his poetry, what I would call conversational writing. Again his first poem was published in 1855 and written in the cultural language of that time. If you read it slowly, immerse yourself in the meaning of the words, you will have a great experience.

    A glimpse through an interstice caught,Of a crowd of workmen and drivers in a bar-room around the stove late of a winter night, and I unremark’d seated in a corner,Of a youth who loves me and whom I love, silently approaching and seating himself near, that he may hold me by the hand,A long while amid the noises of coming and going, of drinking and oath and smutty jest,There we two, content, happy in being together, speaking little, perhaps not a word.

    Whitman is a poet who needs to be read slowly and deliberately, in a setting that allows for the reader to concentrate on the task at hand (take it from someone who read this on a city bus full of gossips). I should probably reread this in the future in order to understand this better, but for now, three stars.

    Whitman, whoa. A powerful, taxing, energetic, enthusiastic, heartfelt poet, I get why he has such a command over his domain. This collection demands calm focus for deep understanding, not to be read when unready. A brilliant poet who opened my mind to so many sensations with words alone, I can't recommend this enough.

    Masterful and intoxicating, with an incredible use of languageeply emotional, and so American it should be required reading for all school children. I go back to Whitman whenever I need inspiration, and he always delivers.

    Dover publications offer an amzing selection. How they ever manage to do it I will never know, but they do, and the quality is really goof. I am not saying the paper it is printed on will last, but it's a batgain non the less!! Buy cheaply from Dover. Highly recommended.

    If it took me a long time to get through this anthology, it's because Whitman is so hit or miss for me. When I feel it, I'm in love. The rest of the time, he makes me a little bit uncomfortable. His elegies are breathtaking, and "The Sleepers" is mesmerizing.

    Definitely not for the faint of heart. Bloom masterfully strings poems by this prolific American poet together that give not only an historical perspective, but also a sense of artistry within the book itself. Beautiful.

    Kiehtovia kuvia niin yksilön suhteesta maailmaan kuin yhteiskunnasta laajemminkin. Paikoin jopa päällekäyvää seksuaalisuutta, mutta ei silti häiritsevissä määrin. Intiimiä, rujoa ja suorapuheista.

    Had to read his poem on the annivesary of Abe Lincolns death and the poem on liliacs since they are in bloom! Bought this one for my collection~

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