I hope if you read my Blog you will enjoy this new item I have added. I trust each day just to present to you, Poetry from various well known Poets, and I do hope you will enjoy what I have chosen.
So here we go. We will start with perhaps one of the most famous, yet whilst alive and after for a time he was vilified by what is known as so called “critics”. Walt Whitman is my first choice.
Poetry, I feel is personal what I like you may not.
WALT WHITMAN – Selected Poems 1855-1892
WANDERING AT MORN
Wandering at morn, Emerging from the night, from gloomy thoughts – thee in my thoughts, Yearning for thee, harmonious Union! thee, Singing Bird divine! Thee, seated coil’d in evil times, my Country, with craft and black dismay – with every meanness, treason thrust upon thee; – Wandering – this common marvel I beheld – the parent thrush, I watch’d feeding its young
(The singing thrush, whose tones of joy and faith ecstatic, Fail not to certify and cheer my soul).
There ponder’d, felt I
If worms, snakes, loathsome grubs, may to sweet spiritual songs be turn’d,
If vermin so transposed, so used, so bless’d may be,
Then may I trust in you, your fortunes, days, my country;
Who knows but these may be the lessons fit for you?
From these your future Song may rise, with joyous trills,
Destin’d to fill the world.
LEAVES OF GRASS
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.
A really Beautiful rendition of “Greensleeves” – (Many thanks to Jesserussell Youtube)