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O Me! O Life! - Poem by Walt Whitman


O ME! O life!... of the questions of these recurring;
Of the endless trains of the faithless--of cities fill'd with the
foolish;
Of myself forever reproaching myself, (for who more foolish than I,
and who more faithless?)
Of eyes that vainly crave the light--of the objects mean--of the
struggle ever renew'd;
Of the poor results of all--of the plodding and sordid crowds I see
around me;
Of the empty and useless years of the rest--with the rest me
intertwined;
The question, O me! so sad, recurring--What good amid these, O me, O
life?

Answer.

That you are here--that life exists, and identity;
That the powerful play goes on, and you will contribute a verse.


Comments about O Me! O Life! by Walt Whitman

  • Rookie Jared Washburn (6/4/2013 11:16:00 AM)

    This is the ultimate Walt Whitman...it says it all. The man seems to be able to put an optimistic, positive twist on everything. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Praneeth Kandula (10/23/2012 2:43:00 PM)

    indeed it is beautiful and not only that very inspiring too...i think this is the best poem hes ever written or i guess its only because i can relate to it more than with any of the others....! anyways reading this made my day..! ! . (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Swapnil Salvi (1/12/2010 8:27:00 AM)

    Beautiful! ! ! ! Thats what i uttered when i read it....
    Uncle Walt you are the best! ! (Report) Reply

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Poems About Life

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  2. 2. The Life That I Have , Leo Marks
  3. 3. Life , Charlotte Brontë
  4. 4. Life In A Love , Robert Browning
  5. 5. A Life-Lesson , James Whitcomb Riley
  6. 6. An Old Life , Donald Hall
  7. 7. O Me! O Life! , Walt Whitman
  8. 8. The Pleasures Of Ordinary Life , Judith Viorst
  9. 9. What Is Life? , John Clare
  10. 10. My Life Closed Twice , Emily Dickinson
  11. 11. New Love, New Life , Amy Levy
  12. 12. Life And Art , Emma Lazarus
  13. 13. A Plain Life , William Henry Davies
  14. 14. Ignorant Before The Heavens Of My Life , Rainer Maria Rilke
  15. 15. The Buried Life , Matthew Arnold
  16. 16. Human Life , Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  17. 17. Life In A Bottle , Robert Browning
  18. 18. Full Of Life, Now , Walt Whitman
  19. 19. As I Ebb'D With The Ocean Of Life , Walt Whitman
  20. 20. A Life , Howard Nemerov
  21. 21. Love In A Life , Robert Browning
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  25. 25. Life Is What Life Is , Edward Veilleux
  26. 26. River Of Life, The , Thomas Campbell
  27. 27. The Lords Of Life , Ralph Waldo Emerson
  28. 28. Life , Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  29. 29. What Is Life? , Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  30. 30. The Course Of Life, Time, And Events And.. , Merlin Archivilla
  31. 31. Each Life Converges To Some Centre , Emily Dickinson
  32. 32. Xxxvi Life-In-Love , Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  33. 33. Life (The Real Meaning Of Life) , C.N.Premkumar (love poems, V ..
  34. 34. Life Is Love, And Love Is Life , Anna Jonson
  35. 35. The Life Of Man , Sir Francis Bacon
  36. 36. Ebony Life , Robert Desnos
  37. 37. A Life Went Wrong.......The Denial Of Life , saadat tahir
  38. 38. In The Morning Of Life , Thomas Moore
  39. 39. A Life Of Death, Or The Death Of Life , Andre Veilleux
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  42. 42. The Treasure Of Life , Olive Walters
  43. 43. Life Beyond, The , Rupert Brooke
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  46. 46. Views Of Life , Anne Brontë
  47. 47. Modern Love Iv: All Other Joys Of Life , George Meredith
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  49. 49. Still-Life , Elizabeth Daryush
  50. 50. Choice? (Life Life Life Life Life) , Udiah (witness to Yah)
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