Walt Whitman

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

Song Of Myself, IX - Poem by Walt Whitman

The big doors of the country barn stand open and ready,
The dried grass of the harvest-time loads the slow-drawn wagon,
The clear light plays on the brown gray and green intertinged,
The armfuls are pack'd to the sagging mow.

I am there, I help, I came stretch'd atop of the load,
I felt its soft jolts, one leg reclined on the other,
I jump from the cross-beams and seize the clover and timothy,
And roll head over heels and tangle my hair full of wisps.


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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 9, 2015



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