poet Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman

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A Clear Midnight

THIS is thy hour O Soul, thy free flight into the wordless,
Away from books, away from art, the day erased, the lesson done,
Thee fully forth emerging, silent, gazing, pondering the themes thou
lovest best.
Night, sleep, death and the stars.

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002
Poem Edited: Thursday, December 12, 2013

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  • Thomas (5/1/2020 4:38:00 PM)

    Thought you might like this! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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  • Ansh shayri (7/24/2019 9:20:00 AM)

    Nice one Beautiful and lovable lines

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  • Bianca (10/27/2018 6:01:00 PM)

    I love this song. I would like to receive the original lyrics in Vietnamese. Thank you so much.

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  • Indira Rice Donegan (6/15/2018 5:30:00 AM)

    😍😍😍

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  • Britte NinadBritte Ninad (6/12/2018 3:39:00 AM)

    time is walking, crawling, rolling to its gravity
    Midnight of time! a boy I am
    on the bed of abusive game
    lonely elation
    lonely exhaustion of life's lymph!
    before the sunrise of time
    exhausted being I am.....

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  • Faith thomas (6/3/2018 9:34:00 PM)

    Great 😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (5/31/2018 5:06:00 AM)

    Thee fully forth emerging, silent, gazing, pondering the themes thou
    lovest best.

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  • awrseyuhujikl (5/15/2018 9:05:00 PM)

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  • PeggyMarieee (5/9/2018 11:05:00 AM)

    It’s like Good Night Moon for adults. I read it like an evening prayer before bed.

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  • Sylvaonyema UbaSylvaonyema Uba (4/13/2018 6:11:00 AM)

    Excellent use of rhyme scheme. SYLVA-ONYEMA UBA

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  • Vaishnavi (1/22/2018 8:12:00 AM)

    Nice poem 💖

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  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (12/10/2017 8:31:00 AM)

    In little words the human thoughts in different times is narrated so greatly.

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  • Luke Barnett (12/6/2017 1:31:00 PM)

    I believe he is saying goodbye in a sense of an outer body experiance.

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  • Limon SuyuLimon Suyu (11/10/2017 2:25:00 AM)

    amazing poem feel nice

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  • Mohit KatyalMohit Katyal (11/8/2017 1:12:00 PM)

    Amazing poem.. Feels nice

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  • Reza VafapourReza Vafapour (10/22/2017 11:48:00 AM)

    amazing
    what he means by the word lesson?

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  • Saravanan SivasubramanianSaravanan Sivasubramanian (6/1/2017 6:06:00 AM)

    Away from books, away from art, the day erased, the lesson done

    walt witman leads us away from all things in the world including the world.

    He himself states that I am the child of soul and nature

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  • April Wiseman (4/21/2017 9:29:00 PM)

    This poem stole all the breath in my lungs and gave me dreams to breathe instead

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  • Tom Allport (1/2/2017 10:02:00 AM)

    a time to move on to greener pastures?

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (12/23/2016 6:55:00 PM)

    The deadline to be worthy before God before reaching the paradise.....+++++++++++++++++ nice poem........+++

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