Treasure Island

Walt Whitman

(31 May 1819 - 26 March 1892 / New York / United States)

Native Moments



NATIVE moments! when you come upon me--Ah you are here now! Give me now
libidinous joys only! Give me the drench of my passions! Give me life
coarse and rank! To-day, I go consort with nature's darlings--to-night too;
I am for those who believe in loose delights--I share the midnight orgies
of young men; I dance with the dancers, and drink with the drinkers; The
echoes ring with our indecent calls; I take for my love some prostitute--I
pick out some low person for my dearest friend, He shall be lawless, rude,
illiterate--he shall be one condemn'd by others for deeds done; I will play
a part no longer--Why should I exile myself from my companions? 10 O you
shunn'd persons! I at least do not shun you, I come forthwith in your
midst--I will be your poet, I will be more to you than to any of the rest.

Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: dance, believe, nature, friend, night, life, joy, passion

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Native Moments by Walt Whitman )

Enter the verification code :

  • Joyce Milli (11/6/2005 12:16:00 AM)

    God! How I love Whitman! ! ! He made himself a poet for and of the common man. I have always envisioned Whitman as this very noble, dignified, yet exuberant, sort of man that clearly loved America, the joy of adventure, and had such a lust for Life w/out Hemingway's overly masculine tone. This is a great poem to me because he has also displayed his passion to be the voice of the kind of people, that in his day and age, had no such respect.

    Thanks for letting me share, Joyce (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

New Poems

  1. Doing My Best, Kyle Schlicher
  2. Beloftes, Madrason writer
  3. Haiku- Anchor, DEEPAK KUMAR PATTANAYAK
  4. Luna Plena, Mihaela Pirjol
  5. I Sink Inside You, Asit Kumar Sanyal
  6. Buddy, Francie Lynch
  7. Love (Haiku), Jesus James Llorico
  8. some thing about you, akash mazumdar
  9. Shanghai breeze (I), Cigeng Zhang
  10. thinkings, akash mazumdar

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Louis Stevenson

AT last she comes, O never more
In this dear patience of my pain
To leave me lonely as before,
Or leave my soul alone again.... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  6. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  7. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. No Man Is An Island, John Donne
  10. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]