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Leaves of Grass

By Walt Whitman
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  • LEAVES OF GRASS
  • BOOK I. INSCRIPTIONS
  • One's-Self I Sing
  • As I Ponder'd in Silence
  • In Cabin'd Ships at Sea
  • To Foreign Lands
  • To a Historian
  • To Thee Old Cause
  • Eidolons
  • For Him I Sing
  • When I Read the Book
  • Beginning My Studies
  • Beginners
  • To the States
  • On Journeys Through the States
  • To a Certain Cantatrice
  • Me Imperturbe
  • Savantism
  • The Ship Starting
  • I Hear America Singing
  • What Place Is Besieged?
  • Still Though the One I Sing
  • Shut Not Your Doors
  • Poets to Come
  • To You
  • Thou Reader
  • BOOK II
  • BOOK III
  • BOOK IV. CHILDREN OF ADAM
  • From Pent-Up Aching Rivers
  • I Sing the Body Electric
  • A Woman Waits for Me
  • Spontaneous Me
  • One Hour to Madness and Joy
  • Out of the Rolling Ocean the Crowd
  • Ages and Ages Returning at Intervals
  • We Two, How Long We Were Fool'd
  • O Hymen! O Hymenee!
  • I Am He That Aches with Love
  • Native Moments
  • Once I Pass'd Through a Populous City
  • I Heard You Solemn-Sweet Pipes of the Organ
  • Facing West from California's Shores
  • As Adam Early in the Morning
  • BOOK V. CALAMUS
  • Scented Herbage of My Breast
  • Whoever You Are Holding Me Now in Hand
  • For You, O Democracy
  • These I Singing in Spring
  • Not Heaving from My Ribb'd Breast Only
  • Of the Terrible Doubt of Appearances
  • The Base of All Metaphysics
  • Recorders Ages Hence
  • When I Heard at the Close of the Day
  • Are You the New Person Drawn Toward Me?
  • Roots and Leaves Themselves Alone
  • Not Heat Flames Up and Consumes
  • Trickle Drops
  • City of Orgies
  • Behold This Swarthy Face
  • I Saw in Louisiana a Live-Oak Growing
  • To a Stranger
  • This Moment Yearning and Thoughtful
  • I Hear It Was Charged Against Me
  • The Prairie-Grass Dividing
  • When I Peruse the Conquer'd Fame
  • We Two Boys Together Clinging
  • A Promise to California
  • Here the Frailest Leaves of Me
  • No Labor-Saving Machine
  • A Glimpse
  • A Leaf for Hand in Hand
  • Earth, My Likeness
  • I Dream'd in a Dream
  • What Think You I Take My Pen in Hand?
  • To the East and to the West
  • Sometimes with One I Love
  • To a Western Boy
  • Fast Anchor'd Eternal O Love!
  • Among the Multitude
  • O You Whom I Often and Silently Come
  • That Shadow My Likeness
  • Full of Life Now
  • BOOK VI
  • BOOK VII
  • BOOK VIII
  • BOOK IX
  • BOOK X
  • BOOK XI
  • BOOK XII
  • BOOK XIII
  • BOOK XIV
  • BOOK XV
  • BOOK XVI
  • Youth, Day, Old Age and Night
  • BOOK XVII. BIRDS OF PASSAGE
  • Pioneers! O Pioneers!
  • To You
  • France [the 18th Year of these States
  • Myself and Mine
  • Year of Meteors [1859-60
  • With Antecedents
  • BOOK XVIII
  • BOOK XIX. SEA-DRIFT
  • As I Ebb'd with the Ocean of Life
  • Tears
  • To the Man-of-War-Bird
  • Aboard at a Ship's Helm
  • On the Beach at Night
  • The World below the Brine
  • On the Beach at Night Alone
  • Song for All Seas, All Ships
  • Patroling Barnegat
  • After the Sea-Ship
  • BOOK XX. BY THE ROADSIDE
  • Europe [The 72d and 73d Years of These States]
  • A Hand-Mirror
  • Gods
  • Germs
  • Thoughts
  • Perfections
  • O Me! O Life!
  • To a President
  • I Sit and Look Out
  • To Rich Givers
  • The Dalliance of the Eagles
  • Roaming in Thought [After reading Hegel]
  • A Farm Picture
  • A Child's Amaze
  • The Runner
  • Beautiful Women
  • Mother and Babe
  • Thought
  • Visor'd
  • Thought
  • Gliding O'er all
  • Hast Never Come to Thee an Hour
  • Thought
  • To Old Age
  • Locations and Times
  • Offerings
  • To The States [To Identify the 16th, 17th, or 18th Presidentiad]
  • BOOK XXI. DRUM-TAPS
  • Eighteen Sixty-One
  • Beat! Beat! Drums!
  • From Paumanok Starting I Fly Like a Bird
  • Song of the Banner at Daybreak
  • Rise O Days from Your Fathomless Deeps
  • Virginia—The West
  • City of Ships
  • The Centenarian's Story
  • Cavalry Crossing a Ford
  • Bivouac on a Mountain Side
  • An Army Corps on the March
  • Come Up from the Fields Father
  • Vigil Strange I Kept on the Field One Night
  • A March in the Ranks Hard-Prest, and the Road Unknown
  • A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim
  • As Toilsome I Wander'd Virginia's Woods
  • Not the Pilot
  • Year That Trembled and Reel'd Beneath Me
  • The Wound-Dresser
  • Long, Too Long America
  • Give Me the Splendid Silent Sun
  • Dirge for Two Veterans
  • Over the Carnage Rose Prophetic a Voice
  • I Saw Old General at Bay
  • The Artilleryman's Vision
  • Ethiopia Saluting the Colors
  • Not Youth Pertains to Me
  • Race of Veterans
  • World Take Good Notice
  • O Tan-Faced Prairie-Boy
  • Look Down Fair Moon
  • Reconciliation
  • How Solemn As One by One [Washington City, 1865]
  • As I Lay with My Head in Your Lap Camerado
  • Delicate Cluster
  • To a Certain Civilian
  • Lo, Victress on the Peaks
  • Spirit Whose Work Is Done [Washington City, 1865]
  • Adieu to a Soldier
  • Turn O Libertad
  • To the Leaven'd Soil They Trod
  • BOOK XXII. MEMORIES OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN
  • O Captain! My Captain!
  • Hush'd Be the Camps To-Day [May 4, 1865
  • This Dust Was Once the Man
  • BOOK XXIII
  • Reversals
  • BOOK XXIV. AUTUMN RIVULETS
  • The Return of the Heroes
  • There Was a Child Went Forth
  • Old Ireland
  • The City Dead-House
  • This Compost
  • To a Foil'd European Revolutionaire
  • Unnamed Land
  • Song of Prudence
  • The Singer in the Prison
  • Warble for Lilac-Time
  • Outlines for a Tomb [G. P., Buried 1870]
  • Out from Behind This Mask [To Confront a Portrait]
  • Vocalism
  • To Him That Was Crucified
  • You Felons on Trial in Courts
  • Laws for Creations
  • To a Common Prostitute
  • I Was Looking a Long While
  • Thought
  • Miracles
  • Sparkles from the Wheel
  • To a Pupil
  • Unfolded out of the Folds
  • What Am I After All
  • Kosmos
  • Others May Praise What They Like
  • Who Learns My Lesson Complete?
  • Tests
  • The Torch
  • O Star of France [1870-71]
  • The Ox-Tamer
  • Wandering at Morn
  • With All Thy Gifts
  • My Picture-Gallery
  • The Prairie States
  • BOOK XXV
  • BOOK XXVI
  • BOOK XXVII
  • BOOK XXVIII
  • Transpositions
  • BOOK XXIX
  • BOOK XXX. WHISPERS OF HEAVENLY DEATH
  • Whispers of Heavenly Death
  • Chanting the Square Deific
  • Of Him I Love Day and Night
  • Yet, Yet, Ye Downcast Hours
  • As If a Phantom Caress'd Me
  • Assurances
  • Quicksand Years
  • That Music Always Round Me
  • What Ship Puzzled at Sea
  • A Noiseless Patient Spider
  • O Living Always, Always Dying
  • To One Shortly to Die
  • Night on the Prairies
  • Thought
  • The Last Invocation
  • As I Watch the Ploughman Ploughing
  • Pensive and Faltering
  • BOOK XXXI
  • A Paumanok Picture
  • BOOK XXXII. FROM NOON TO STARRY NIGHT
  • Faces
  • The Mystic Trumpeter
  • To a Locomotive in Winter
  • O Magnet-South
  • Mannahatta
  • All Is Truth
  • A Riddle Song
  • Excelsior
  • Ah Poverties, Wincings, and Sulky Retreats
  • Thoughts
  • Mediums
  • Weave in, My Hardy Life
  • Spain, 1873-74
  • From Far Dakota's Canyons [June 25, 1876]
  • Old War-Dreams
  • Thick-Sprinkled Bunting
  • As I Walk These Broad Majestic Days
  • A Clear Midnight
  • BOOK XXXIII. SONGS OF PARTING
  • Years of the Modern
  • Ashes of Soldiers
  • Thoughts
  • Song at Sunset
  • As at Thy Portals Also Death
  • My Legacy
  • Pensive on Her Dead Gazing
  • Camps of Green
  • The Sobbing of the Bells [Midnight, Sept. 19-20, 1881]
  • As They Draw to a Close
  • Joy, Shipmate, Joy!
  • The Untold Want
  • Portals
  • These Carols
  • Now Finale to the Shore
  • So Long!
  • BOOK XXXIV. SANDS AT SEVENTY
  • Paumanok
  • From Montauk Point
  • To Those Who've Fail'd
  • A Carol Closing Sixty-Nine
  • The Bravest Soldiers
  • A Font of Type
  • As I Sit Writing Here
  • My Canary Bird
  • Queries to My Seventieth Year
  • The Wallabout Martyrs
  • The First Dandelion
  • America
  • Memories
  • To-Day and Thee
  • After the Dazzle of Day
  • Abraham Lincoln, Born Feb. 12, 1809
  • Out of May's Shows Selected
  • Halcyon Days
  • Election Day, November, 1884
  • With Husky-Haughty Lips, O Sea!
  • Death of General Grant
  • Red Jacket (From Aloft)
  • Washington's Monument February, 1885
  • Of That Blithe Throat of Thine
  • Broadway
  • To Get the Final Lilt of Songs
  • Old Salt Kossabone
  • The Dead Tenor
  • Continuities
  • Yonnondio
  • Life
  • "Going Somewhere"
  • Small the Theme of My Chant
  • True Conquerors
  • The United States to Old World Critics
  • The Calming Thought of All
  • Thanks in Old Age
  • Life and Death
  • The Voice of the Rain
  • Soon Shall the Winter's Foil Be Here
  • While Not the Past Forgetting
  • The Dying Veteran
  • Stronger Lessons
  • A Prairie Sunset
  • Twenty Years
  • Orange Buds by Mail from Florida
  • Twilight
  • You Lingering Sparse Leaves of Me
  • Not Meagre, Latent Boughs Alone
  • The Dead Emperor
  • As the Greek's Signal Flame
  • The Dismantled Ship
  • Now Precedent Songs, Farewell
  • An Evening Lull
  • Old Age's Lambent Peaks
  • After the Supper and Talk
  • BOOKXXXV. GOOD-BYE MY FANCY
  • Lingering Last Drops
  • Good-Bye My Fancy
  • On, on the Same, Ye Jocund Twain!
  • MY 71st Year
  • Apparitions
  • The Pallid Wreath
  • An Ended Day
  • Old Age's Ship & Crafty Death's
  • To the Pending Year
  • Shakspere-Bacon's Cipher
  • Long, Long Hence
  • Bravo, Paris Exposition!
  • Interpolation Sounds
  • To the Sun-Set Breeze
  • Old Chants
  • A Christmas Greeting
  • Sounds of the Winter
  • A Twilight Song
  • When the Full-Grown Poet Came
  • Osceola
  • A Voice from Death
  • A Persian Lesson
  • The Commonplace
  • "The Rounded Catalogue Divine Complete"
  • Mirages
  • L. of G.'s Purport
  • The Unexpress'd
  • Grand Is the Seen
  • Unseen Buds
  • Good-Bye My Fancy!
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