Walt Whitman Poems : With Husky-Haughty Lips, O Sea!

With husky-haughty lips, O sea!
Where day and night I wend thy surf-beat shore,
Imaging to my sense thy varied strange suggestions,
(I see and plainly list thy talk and conference here,)
Thy troops of white-maned racers racing to the goal,
Thy ample, smiling face, dash'd with the sparkling dimples of the sun,
Thy brooding scowl and murk--thy unloos'd hurricanes,
Thy unsubduedness, caprices, wilfulness;
Great as thou art above the rest, thy many tears--a lack from all
eternity in thy content,
(Naught but the greatest struggles, wrongs, defeats, could make thee
greatest--no less could make thee,)
Thy lonely state--something thou ever seek'st and seek'st, yet
never gain'st,
Surely some right withheld--some voice, in huge monotonous rage, of
freedom-lover pent,
Some vast heart, like a planet's, chain'd and chafing in those breakers,
By lengthen'd swell, and spasm, and panting breath,
And rhythmic rasping of thy sands and waves,
And serpent hiss, and savage peals of laughter,
And undertones of distant lion roar,
(Sounding, appealing to the sky's deaf ear--but now, rapport for once,
A phantom in the night thy confidant for once,)
The first and last confession of the globe,
Outsurging, muttering from thy soul's abysms,
The tale of cosmic elemental passion,
Thou tellest to a kindred soul.

Submited by

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 17:52

Poesia Consagrada :

No votes yet

Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman's picture
Offline
Title: Membro
Last seen: 11 years 17 weeks ago
Joined: 04/08/2011
Posts:
Points: 849

Add comment

Login to post comments

other contents of Walt Whitman

Topic Title Replies Views Last Postsort icon Language
Poesia Consagrada/General Walt Whitman - Among the Multitude 0 2.690 04/09/2011 - 00:17 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Walt Whitman - All Is Truth 0 2.424 04/09/2011 - 00:16 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Walt Whitman - Ah Poverties, Wincings, and Sulky Retreats 0 3.263 04/09/2011 - 00:14 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Walt Whitman - Ages and Ages Returning at Intervals 0 3.028 04/09/2011 - 00:13 English
Poesia Consagrada/General walt Whitman - After the Supper and Talk 0 2.027 04/09/2011 - 00:11 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Walt Whitman - After the Sea-Ship 0 3.318 04/09/2011 - 00:09 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Walt Whitman- Adieu to a Soldier 0 1.672 04/09/2011 - 00:05 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Walt Whitman- Aboard at a Ship's Helm 0 2.825 04/09/2011 - 00:00 English