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  Song of Myself
I dote on myself, there is that lot of me and all so luscious, Each moment and whatever happens thrills me with joy, I cannot tell how my ankles bend, nor whence the cause of my faintest wish, Nor the cause of the friendship I emit, nor the cause of the friendship I take again.
Myself moving forward then and now and forever, Gathering and showing more always and with velocity, Infinite and omnigenous, and the like of these among them, Not too exclusive toward the reachers of my remembrancers, Picking out here one that I love, and now go with him on brotherly terms.
Embody all presences outlaw'd or suffering, See myself in prison shaped like another man, And feel the dull unintermitted pain, For me the keepers of convicts shoulder their carbines and keep watch, It is I let out in the morning and barr'd at night.
www.levity.com /digaland/celestial/whitman/song.html   (7988 words)

 SparkNotes: Whitman's Poetry: "Song of Myself"
"Song of Myself" is a sprawling combination of biography, sermon, and poetic meditation.
"Song of Myself" is composed more of vignettes than lists: Whitman uses small, precisely drawn scenes to do his work here.
While "Song of Myself" is crammed with significant detail, there are three key episodes that must be examined.
www.sparknotes.com /poetry/whitman/section2.rhtml   (935 words)

 [Song of Myself]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
I celebrate myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.
Welcome is every organ and attribute of me, and of any man hearty and clean, Not an inch nor a particle of an inch is vile, and none shall be less familiar than the rest.
The young men float on their backs, their white bellies bulge to the sun, they do not ask who seizes fast to them, They do not know who puffs and declines with pendant and bending arch, They do not think whom they souse with spray.
lennon.csufresno.edu /~kds31/wit1.html   (1671 words)

 RandomHouse.ca | Books | Song of Myself by Walt Whitman
Song of Myself may be the greatest poem ever written by an American.
First published in 1855 as part of Leaves of Grass, it was revised and expanded by Whitman in subsequent editions in ways that sometimes undermined to its original freshness and vitality.
Here is Whitman at his most wild and raw, as large and lusty as life, fulfilling his promise to all future generations: I stand on this spot with my soul.
www.randomhouse.ca /catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781570623691   (101 words)

 song of myself - Books, journals, articles @ The Questia Online Library
Song xix, Love In The Fields The Song of Songs BEING A COLLECTION OF LOVE LYRICS...facile pen forever, the manuscript of the Song of Songs was practically in the shape in which...
...Jouissance of the "Ambushed Womb" in "Song of Myself" Daneen Wardrop Whitmans friend...entry.
Mackey, Nathaniel--Criticism and interpretation, Poetry--Criticism and interpretation, Song of the Andoumboulou (Poem)--Criticism and interpretation
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 From Song of Myself
The first appearance of "Song of Myself" was in the first edition of Leaves of Grass, published in 1855, where it lacked its current title.
Although Whitman was celebrated by many of his fellow writers as the greatest poet of his time, his work was often shocking to the tastes of nineteenth-century America, particularly in its open discussion of sexuality and in its acknowledgment of homosexual desire.
Malcolm Cowley, "Hindu Mysticism and Whitman's 'Song of Myself.'"
www.wwnorton.com /college/english/nap/From_Song_of_Myself_Whitman.htm   (619 words)

 Amazon.com: Song of Myself (Shambhala Centaur Editions): Books: Walt Whitman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
This recording presents Orson Welles reciting significant passages from the long poem "Song of Myself." In an earlier version, the poem announced Whitman's emergence as a poet--offering, in the body of the poem, the first announcement of the name of the maker of this new, fertile book.
Reading Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself," he seems to have lived a thousand years and not yet lost his innocence.
The "Song of Myself" reads as a inventory of the earth's "plenty," or as a benevolent God might observe his people.
www.amazon.com /Song-Myself-Shambhala-Centaur-Editions/dp/1570623694   (1713 words)

 Poetry X » Poetry Archives » Walt Whitman » "Song Of Myself"
The sharp-hoof’d moose of the north, the cat on the house-sill, the chickadee, the prairie-dog, The litter of the grunting sow as they tug at her teats, The brood of the turkey-hen and she with her half-spread wings, I see in them and myself the same old law.
I am a free companion, I bivouac by invading watchfires, I turn the bridgroom out of bed and stay with the bride myself, I tighten her all night to my thighs and lips.
I am the mash’d fireman with breast-bone broken, Tumbling walls buried me in their debris, Heat and smoke I inspired, I heard the yelling shouts of my comrades, I heard the distant click of their picks and shovels, They have clear’d the beams away, they tenderly lift me forth.
poetry.poetryx.com /poems/596   (5480 words)

 Song of Myself
The principle suggested by the young woman's mass seduction provokes the poet's revelation, in stanza 15, that, like the young woman, he too is able to reach out to all persons, to "seduce"
And from night's seduction of the earth the poet learns to resign himself to the sea: "You sea I resign myself to you" (Pf.
This culminating identification unites the poet with all that can be known by man. The poet unites, in effect, with the subject of his song.
spider.georgetowncollege.edu /english/coke/whitsong.htm   (1178 words)

 Song of Myself - meadowlarks - Brief Article Natural History - Find Articles
Bent offers a banquet of commentary from his forerunners and contemporaries that reveals a rich and unabashed admiration for the song of this grassland bird.
Some try to capture the song's qualities: "I have thought that a combination of the tones of the Boehm flute and a good, glass dulcimer might represent it pretty accurately" (1881).
The song was compared favorably with that of the eastern meadowlark: "Louder and wilder, and at the same time more Liquid, mellower, and far sweeter" (1868).
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1134/is_6_108/ai_55127888   (229 words)

 Walt Whitman's 'Song of Myself' - Brock Brower
Brock Brower is a novelist (The Late Great Creature) and journalist in Washington, D.C. He has recently written on Whitman's decade in the nation's capital for Civilization.
They are the first stanza of Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself"--if "stanza" isn't too confining a word for the way he divided up his eloquent, free-ranging poem.
They also began a revolution in poetry, set off by Whitman in 1855 when he published "Song of Myself" as the first and longest entry in his Leaves of Grass.
www.worldandi.com /specialreport/1995/june/Sa13341.htm   (228 words)

 Pick a theme song for myself on 43 Things
and have a few for situations creativity fun life motivation music song theme song theme song for my life there' stoo ma ny good songs.
Yeah, my theme song will probably change as I grow, but right now, this one is just perfect.
I haven’t quite picked a theme song, but I’m thinking it will be a song with no lyrics.
www.43things.com /things/view/176528   (524 words)

 14. Walt Whitman. Whitman, Walt. 1900. Leaves of Grass
The feeling of health, the full-noon trill, the song of me rising from bed and meeting the sun.
This is the thoughtful merge of myself, and the outlet again.
I went myself first to the headland—my own hands carried me there.
www.bartleby.com /142/14.html   (7040 words)

 Song Of Myself on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
My camera is broke, or else I'd be contributing to the pool Jolene made for you.
Think, it has gone out to many thus in the course of the time like you, to what extent everybody for themselves from it his knowledge and life profundities was capable ones pull out stands absolutely on another sheet of paper.
It is strange: at least my experience has been I set up all these things I wanted to be and beat myself over the head for not being them...
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 And the beat goes on
Those who failed to oppose me, who readily agreed with me, accepted all my views, and yielded easily to my opinions, were those who did me the most injury, and were my worst enemies, because, by surrendering to me so easily, they encouraged me to go too far...
I was then too powerful for any man, except myself, to injure me.
The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Parthenon/4735   (310 words)

 Whitman as transcendentalist
It is in the first line of the very first poem in which he struck the keynote of his defiant chant: "I celebrate myself." Yet the form Whitman chose for his message was as independent of Emerson's as of all other literary forms whatsoever.
Web study texts of "Song of Myself," "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking," and "When Lilacs in the Dooryard Last Bloom'd." Ann Woodlief, VCU
"Whitman's Re-Vision of Emersonian Ecstacy in 'Song of Myself'." pp.
www.vcu.edu /engweb/transcendentalism/roots/legacy/whitman   (2547 words)

 The Academy of American Poets - Song of Myself, I, II, VI & LII   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Academy of American Poets - Song of Myself, I, II, VI & LII
Born on May 31, 1819, Walt Whitman was the second son of Walter Whitman, a housebuilder, and Louisa Van Velsor.
Song of Myself, I, II, VI & LII
www.poets.org /viewmedia.php/prmMID/15755   (756 words)

 366. From "The Song of Myself" by Walt Whitman. Stedman, Edmund Clarence, ed. 1900. An American Anthology, 1787-1900
One world is away and by far the largest to me, and that is myself,
The kneeling crowd fades with the light of the torches.
They show as the dial or move as the hands of me, I am the clock myself.
www.bartleby.com /248/366.html   (1659 words)

 Whitman--Song of Myself Study Text
The numbered songs, phrases, etc. will be called sections although the 1855 edition did not contain section breaks, to add to the sense of an inspired rush of verse.
Walt Whitman\'s Song of Myself divides criticism of this sexual section into three possibilities: a union of Mysticism with God, of Sexuality with Man (or Woman), and of Art creating the Poet" (60).
And would fetch you whoever you are flush with myself.
www.vcu.edu /engweb/transcendentalism/roots/legacy/whitman/songofmyselfweb.html   (14610 words)

 Amazon.com: Song of Myself (Routledge Guides to Literature): Books: Walt Whitman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Since 1855, Walt Whitman's 'Song of Myself' has been enjoyed, debated, parodied and imitated by readers, critics and artists crossing national and linguistic boundaries.
Many argue that it is the most influential poem ever written by an American.
"Song of Myself" is the most acclaimed and influential poem written by an American.
www.amazon.com /Song-Myself-Routledge-Guides-Literature/dp/0415275431   (672 words)

 Song of Myself [1977]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Although I sincerely doubt if it would ever land me a job or even a scholarship in Phys.
Containing all those things about myself that I am generally too humble to say.
Wonder how such an extraordinary person as myself can be free every Friday and Saturday night.
home.comcast.net /~pauljwhite/SongOfMyself.html   (604 words)

 Footprints of Whitman
The first time I truly heard Walt Whitman was when Garrison Keillor read selections from "Song of Myself," accompanied by Leo Kottke on guitar.
This is the breath of laws and songs and behavior.
It is for the judges of the supreme court.
www.searls.com /whitman.html   (2824 words)

 Song of Myself
I breathe the fragrance myself, and know it and like it,
The distillation would intoxicate me also, but I shall not let it.
"For my money, 'Song of Myself' is the first great American poem.
radio.weblogs.com /0129978/stories/2004/04/05/songOfMyself.html   (464 words)

 Song of Myself   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Absorbing all to myself and for this song.
I discover myself on the verge of a usual mistake.
I have embraced you, and henceforth possess you to myself,
www.princeton.edu /~batke/logr/log_026.html   (13239 words)

 The Harry Chapin Archive at HarryChapin.com
Originally given a working title of Sweet City Suite, the album tells the story of various characters one might run into in a city.
Slightly over-produced and having a little of the "forced" feel that some of Harry's studio albums possess, this album does not capture the powerfully live Harry Chapin.
Nonetheless, it captures Harry's great iconoclastic songwriting--Harry takes the story song to new heights here.
www.harrychapin.com /music/myself.shtml   (329 words)

 Song of Myself
The first I graft and increase upon myself, the latter I translate into new tongue.
I went myself first to the headland, my own hands carried me there.
They bring me tokens of myself, they evince them plainly in their possession.
www.usm.maine.edu /~jkuenz/120/Readings/Whitman.html   (3243 words)

 WNYC - Arts and Ideas - Walt Whitman: Song of Myself
"Walt Whitman: Song of Myself” explores how a 36-year old freelance journalist and part-time house-builder living in Brooklyn created his outrageous, groundbreaking work that irrevocably altered the development of poetry—and literature—that followed.
One of the nation’s first media hounds, he styled his image and his persona throughout his lifetime in search of fame and the broadest possible audience.
Rux, a New York City Foster Care alumnus and Columbia University graduate, is the author of the critically-acclaimed novel, Asphalt, the Village Voice Literary prize-winning collection of poetry, Pagan Operetta, and the OBIE award-winning play, Talk.
www.wnyc.org /arts/articles/54050   (1481 words)

 Walt Whitman Song of Myself
Nor do I understand who there can be more wonderful than myself.
From this hour I ordain myself loosed of limits and imaginary lines,
Gently, but with undeniable will, divesting myself of the holds that would hold me.
web.rollins.edu /~gvaliante/whitman.htm   (856 words)

 "I Believe Myself" Song Lyrics & Sound Clip
Listen to Cathy and Marcy perform this song.
I take care of myself 'cause I like me and you
Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer for permission to publish these lyrics.
www.songsforteaching.com /cathyfinkmarcymarxer/ibelievemyself.htm   (95 words)

 Song of Myself
It was with this first version of "Song of Myself," from the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass, that Whitman first made himself known to the world.
Readers familiar with the later, revised editions will find this first version new, surprising, and often superior to the revisions, and exhilarating in the freshness of its vision.
Poems, letters and prose from the war years.
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 Song of Myself
And such as it is to be of these more or less I am
And of these one and all I weave the song of myself.
And as to you Life I reckon you are the leavings of many deaths,
www.southerncrossreview.org /2/songmyself.html   (1450 words)

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