Walt Whitman

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

To A Historian



YOU who celebrate bygones!
Who have explored the outward, the surfaces of the races--the life
that has exhibited itself;
Who have treated of man as the creature of politics, aggregates,
rulers and priests;
I, habitan of the Alleghanies, treating of him as he is in himself,
in his own rights,
Pressing the pulse of the life that has seldom exhibited itself, (the
great pride of man in himself;)
Chanter of Personality, outlining what is yet to be,
I project the history of the future.

Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

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

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: history, future, pride, life

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 (To A Historian by Walt Whitman )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

New Poems

  1. 'Charlie Girl', Katherine Nordhaus
  2. Madrigal Dedicated To An Angel., Marcondes Pereira
  3. Halloween, lee fones
  4. Canned thoughts, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  5. Aunt Giovanna, at 80, Gary Corseri
  6. For To be An Indian English Poet, You St.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  7. Magical, David Harris
  8. A Necessary Wish, Sandra Feldman
  9. Stations of life, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  10. Waves of customers inside those stores, MOHAMMAD SKATI

Poem of the Day

poet John Clare

I love to see the old heath's withered brake
Mingle its crimpled leaves with furze and ling,
While the old heron from the lonely lake
Starts slow and flaps its melancholy wing,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Grace Paley

 

Trending Poems

  1. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  2. And Death Shall Have No Dominion, Dylan Thomas
  3. A Child's Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas
  4. Fern Hill, Dylan Thomas
  5. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  6. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  8. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  9. No Man Is An Island, John Donne
  10. Clown in the Moon, Dylan Thomas

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]