Talks with Walt

Talks with Walt

 

Lectures on Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass

 

Suggested text for study: Leaves of Grass, A Norton Critical Edition

 

Suggested on-line text for study: https://whitmanarchive.org/published/LG/1867/whole.html

 

 

 

 

Introductory lectures on Whitman:

Introduction to Talks with Walt: https://youtu.be/E8GoZ66BT0g

Whitman, Intro, A: http://youtu.be/fXYQoA76t7I

Whitman, Intro, B: http://youtu.be/BTyzaVsOU94

Whitman, from the Preface to 1855 Leaves of Grass: http://youtu.be/KasBihZ3dnc

 

Epigraph:

 

          Come, said my Soul: https://youtu.be/yKNM9JxPM3E

 

Inscriptions: https://youtu.be/eo61rdPtk0w

 

One's self I Sing: https://youtu.be/KEJFsfusu00

 

As I Ponder'd in Silence: https://youtu.be/5DYUxrHK3Ig

 

In Cabin'd Ships at Sea:

In Cabin'd Ships at Sea, A: https://youtu.be/Kp6GuhjhRNc

In Cabin'd Ships at Sea, B: https://youtu.be/XYplcx6On40

 

 

To Foreign Lands: https://youtu.be/fkRje_gwYpw

 

To a Historian: https://youtu.be/A6sYwhtDJq8

 

To Thee, Old Cause: https://youtu.be/vFylgruMJII

 

Eidolons:

 

For Him I Sing:

 

When I Read the Book:

 

Beginning My Studies:

 

Beginners:

 

To The States:

 

On Journeys through The States:

 

To A Certain Cantatrice:

 

Me Imperturbe:

 

Savantism:

 

The Ship Starting:

I Hear America Singing: https://youtu.be/5d7A3vkkXnA

What Place is Besieged?:

 

Still Though The One I Sing:

 

Shut Not Your Doors:

 

Poets to Come:

 

To You:

 

Thou Reader:

 

 

Starting from Paumanok:

 

Song of Myself:

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          #52: https://youtu.be/_sHNnlMarmQ

 

 

 

Children of Adam:

 

To The Garden the World:

 

From Pent-up Aching Rivers:

 

I Sing The Body Electric:

 

A Woman Waits For Me:

 

Spontaneous Me:

 

One Hour to Madness and Joy:

 

Out Of The Rolling Ocean the Crowd:

 

Ages and Ages Returning at Intervals:

 

We Two, How Long We were Fool'd:

O Hymen! O Hymenee!:

 

I am He that Aches with Love:

 

Native Moments:

 

Once I Pass'd through a Populous City:

 

I Heard You Solemn-sweet Pipes of the Organ:

 

Facing West from California's Shores:

 

As Adam Early in the Morning:

 

 

Calamus:

 

In Paths Untrodden:

 

Scented Herbage of My Breast:

 

Whoever You are Holding Me Now in Hand:

 

For You O Democracy:

 

These I Singing in Spring:

 

Not Heaving from my Ribb'd Breast Only:

 

Of the Terrible Doubt of Appearances:

 

The Base of All Metaphysics:

 

Recorders Ages Hence:

 

When I Heard at the Close of the Day:

 

Are You the New Person Drawn toward Me?:

 

Roots and Leaves Themselves Alone:

 

Not Heat Flames Up and Consumes:

 

Trickle Drops:

 

City of Orgies:

 

Behold This Swarthy Face:

 

I Saw in Louisiana a Live-oak Growing:

 

To a Stranger:

 

This Moment Yearning and Thoughtful:

 

I Hear It was Charged against Me:

 

The Prairie-grass Dividing:

 

When I Peruse the Conquer'd Fame:

 

We Two Boys together Clinging:

 

A Promise to California:

 

Here The Frailest Leaves of Me:

 

No Labor-Saving Machine:

 

A Glimpse:

 

A Leaf for Hand in Hand:

 

Earth, My Likeness:

 

I Dream'd in a Dream:

 

What Think You I Take My Pen in Hand?:

 

To the East and to the West:

 

Sometimes with One I Love:

 

To a Western Boy:

 

Fast Anchor'd Eternal O Love!:

 

Among the Multitude:

 

O You whom I Often and Silently Come:

 

That Shadow My Likeness:

 

Full of Life now:

 

Salut Au Monde!:

 

Song of the Open Road:

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Crossing Brooklyn Ferry:

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Song of the Answerer:

 

Our Old Feuillage:

 

A Song of Joys:

 

Song of the Broad-Axe:

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Song of the Exposition:

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A Song of the Rolling Earth:

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Youth, Day, Old Age and Night:

 

Birds of Passage:

 

Song of the Universal:

 

Pioneers! O Pioneers!:

 

To You:

 

France, the 18th year of These States:

 

Myself and Mine:

 

Year of Meteors (1859-60):

 

With Antecedents:

 

A Broadway Pageant:

 

Sea-Drift:

 

Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking:

 

As I Ebb'd with the Ocean of Life:

 

Tears:

 

To the Man-of-War-Bird:

 

Aboard at a Ship's Helm:

 

On the Beach at Night:

 

The World Below the Brine:

 

On the Beach at Night Alone:

 

Song for All Seas, All Ships:

 

Patroling Barnegat:

 

After the Sea-Ship:

 

By the Roadside:

 

A Boston Ballad--1854:

 

Europe the 72d and 73d Years of These States:

 

A Hand-Mirror:

 

Gods:

 

Germs:

 

Thoughts:

 

When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer: https://youtu.be/185m9qYGgCs

 

Perfections:

 

O Me! O Life!:

 

To a President:

 

I Sit and Look Out:

 

To Rich Givers:

 

The Dalliance of the Eagles:

 

Roaming in Thought:

 

A Farm Picture:

 

A Child's Amaze:

 

The Runner:

 

Beautiful Women:

 

Mother and Babe:

 

Thought:

 

Visor'd:

 

Thought:

 

Gliding o'er All:

 

Has Never Come to Thee an Hour:

 

Thought:

 

To Old Age:

 

Locations and Times:

 

Offerings:

 

To Identify the 16th, 17th or 18th Presidentiad:

 

Drum-Taps:

 

First O Songs for a Prelude:

 

Eighteen Sixty-One:

 

Beat! Beat! Drums!:

 

From Paumanok Starting I Fly like a Bird:

 

Song of the Banner at Daybreak:

 

Rise O Days from Your Fathomless Deeps:

 

Virginia -- The West:

 

City Of Ships:

 

The Centenarian's Story:

 

Cavalry Crossing a Ford:

 

Bivouac on a Mountain Side:

 

An Army Corps on the March:

 

By the Bivouac's Fitful Flame:

Flame, A: https://youtu.be/MUy8IFINas8

Flame, B: https://youtu.be/px2f6Gf81yw

 

 

Come Up from the Fields Father:

 

Vigil Strange I kept on the Field One Night:

 

A March in the Ranks Hard-Prest:

 

A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim:

 

As Toilsome I Wander'd Virginia's Woods:

 

Not the Pilot:

 

Year that Trembled and Reel'd Beneath Me:

 

The Wound-Dresser:

 

Long, too Long America:

 

Give Me the Splendid Silent Sun:

 

Dirge for Two Veterans:

 

Over the Carnage Rose Prophetic a Voice:

 

I Saw Old General at Bay:

 

The Artilleryman's Vision:

 

Ethiopia Saluting the Colors:

 

Not Youth Pertains to Me:

 

Race of Veterans:

 

World Take Good Notice:

 

O Tan-Faced Prairie-Boy:

 

Look Down Fair Moon:

 

Reconciliation:

 

How Solemn as One by One:

 

As I Lay with My Head in Your Lap Camerado:

 

Delicate Cluster:

 

To a Certain Civilian:

 

Lo, Victress on the Peaks:

 

Spirit whose Work is Done:

 

Adieu to a Soldier:

 

Turn O Libertad:

 

To the Leaven'd Soil They Trod:

 

 

Memories of President Lincoln:

 

When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd:

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O Captain, My Captain:

 

Hush’d be the Camps To-day:

 

This Dust was Once the Man:

 

 

By Blue Ontario's Shore:

 

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Reversals:

 

 

Autumn Rivulets:

 

As Consequent:

 

The Return of the Heroes:

 

There was a Child Went Forth:

 

Old Ireland:

 

The City Dead-House:

 

This Compost:

 

To a Foil'd European Revolutionaire:

 

Unnamed Lands:

 

Song of Prudence:

 

The Singer in the Prison:

 

Warble for Lilac-Time:

 

Outlines for a Tomb:

 

Out from Behind This Mask:

 

Vocalism:

 

To Him That was Crucified:

 

You Felons on Trial in Courts:

 

Laws for Creations:

 

To a Common Prostitute:

 

I was Looking a Long While:

 

Thought:

 

Miracles:

 

Sparkles From the Wheel:

 

To A Pupil:

 

Unfolded Out Of The Folds:

 

What mm I After All:

 

Kosmos:

 

Others may Praise What They Like:

 

Who Learns My Lesson Complete:

 

Tests:

 

The Torch:

 

O Star of France (1870-71):

 

The Ox-Tamer:

 

An Old Man's Thought of School:

 

Wandering at Morn:

 

Italian Music in Dakota:

 

With All Thy Gifts:

 

My Picture-Gallery:

 

The Prairie States:

 

 

Proud Music of the Storm:

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Passage to India:

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Prayer of Columbus:

 

The Sleepers:

 

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To Think of Time:

 

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Whispers of Heavenly Death:

 

Darest Thou Now O Soul:

 

Whispers of Heavenly Death:

 

Chanting the Square Deific:

 

Of Him I Love Day and Night:

 

Yet, Yet, Ye Downcast Hours:

 

As if a Phantom Caress’d Me:

 

Assurances:

 

Quicksand Years:

 

That Music Always Round Me:

 

What Ship Puzzled at Sea:

 

A Noiseless Patient Spider: https://youtu.be/7GWu09Md6TU

 

O Living Always, Always Dying:

 

To One Shortly to Die:

 

Night on the Prairies:

 

Thought:

 

The Last Invocation:

 

As I Watch’d the Ploughman Ploughing:

 

Pensive and Faltering:

 

Thou Mother with Thy Equal Brood:

 

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A Paumanok Picture:

 

From Noon to Starry Night:

 

Thou Orb Aloft Full-Dazzling:

 

Faces:

 

The Mystic Trumpeter:

 

To a Locomotive in Winter:

 

O Magnet-South:

 

Mannahatta:

 

All is Truth:

 

A Riddle Song:

 

Excelsior:

 

Ah Poverties, Wincings, and Sulky Retreats:

 

Thoughts:

 

Mediums:

 

Weave In, My Hardy Life:

 

Spain, 1873-74:

 

By Broad Potomac’s Shore:

 

From Far Dakota’s Canons (June 25, 1876):

 

Old War-Dreams:

 

Thick-Sprinkled Bunting:

 

What Best I See in Thee:

 

Spirit That Form'd This Scene:

 

As I Walk These Broad Majestic Days:

 

A Clear Midnight:

 

 

 

Songs of Parting:

 

As The Time Draws Nigh:

 

Years of the Modern:

 

Ashes of Soldiers:

 

Thoughts:

 

Song at Sunset:

 

As at Thy Portals Also Death:

 

My Legacy:

 

Pensive on Her Dead Gazing:

 

Camps of Green:

 

The Sobbing of the Bells]:

 

As They Draw to a Close:

 

Joy, Shipmate, Joy:

 

The Untold Want:

 

Portals:

 

These Carols:

 

Now Finale to the Shore:

 

So Long!:

 

 

First Annex: Sands at Seventy:

 

Mannahatta:

 

Paumanok:

 

From Montauk Point:

 

To Those Who've Fail'd:

 

A Carol Closing Sixty-Nine:

 

The Bravest Soldiers:

 

A Font of Type:

 

As I Sit Writing Here:

 

My Canary Bird:

 

Queries to My Seventieth Year:

 

The Wallabout Martyrs:

 

The First Dandelion:

 

America:

 

Memories:

 

To-day and Thee:

 

After The Dazzle of Day:

 

Abraham Lincoln, Born Feb. 12, 1809:

 

Out Of May's Shows Selected:

 

Halcyon Days:

 

Fancies at Navesink:

 

The Pilot in the Mist:

 

Had I the Choice:

 

You Tides With Ceaseless Swell:

 

Last of Ebb, and Daylight Waning:

 

And Yet Not You Alone:

 

Proudly the Flood Comes In:

 

By That Long Scan of Waves:

 

Then Last of All:

 

Election Day, November, 1884:

 

With Husky-Haughty Lips, O Sea:

 

Death of General Grant:

 

Red Jacket (from Aloft):

 

Washington's Monument, February, 1885:

 

Of That Blithe Throat of Thine:

 

Broadway:

 

To Get the Final Lilt of Songs:

 

Old Salt Kossabone:

 

The Dead Tenor:

 

Continuities:

 

Yonnondio:

 

Life:

 

"Going Somewhere":

 

Small the Theme of My Chant:

 

True Conquerors:

 

The United States to Old World Critics:

 

The Calming Thought of All:

 

Thanks in Old Age:

 

Life and Death:

 

The Voice of the Rain:

 

Soon Shall the Winter's Foil Be Here:

 

While Not the Past Forgetting:

 

The Dying Veteran:

 

Stronger Lessons:

 

A Prairie Sunset:

 

Twenty Years:

 

Orange Buds by Mail From Florida:

 

Twilight:

 

You Lingering Sparse Leaves of Me:

 

Not Meagre, Latent Boughs Alone:

 

The Dead Emperor:

 

As the Greek's Signal Flame:

 

The Dismantled Ship:

 

Now Precedent Songs, Farewell:

 

An Evening Lull:

 

Old Age's Lambent Peaks:

 

After The Supper and Talk:

 

 

 

Second Annex: Good-Bye My Fancy:

 

Preface Note to 2nd Annex:

 

Sail Out for Good, Eidólon Yacht!:

 

Lingering Last Drops:

 

Good-bye my Fancy:

 

On, on the Same, ye Jocund Twain:

 

My 71st Year:

 

Apparitions:

 

The Pallid Wreath:

 

An Ended Day:

 

Old Age's Ship & Crafty Death's:

 

To the Pending Year:

 

Shakspere-Bacon's Cipher:

 

Long, Long Hence:

 

Bravo, Paris Exposition:

 

Interpolation Sounds:

 

To the Sun-set Breeze:

 

Old Chants:

 

A Christmas Greeting:

 

Sounds of the Winter:

 

A Twilight Song:

 

When the Full-grown Poet Came:

 

Osceola:

 

A Voice from Death:

 

A Persian Lesson:

 

The Commonplace:

 

"The Rounded Catalogue Divine Complete":

 

Mirages:

 

L. of G.'s Purport:

 

The Unexpress'd:

 

Grand is the Seen:

 

Unseen Buds:

 

Good-Bye my Fancy:

 

 

A Backward Glance O'er Travell'd Roads:

To Soar in Freedom and in Fullness of Power:

 

Then Shall Perceive:

 

The Few Drops Known:

 

One Thought Ever at the Fore:

 

While Behind All Firm and Erect:

 

A Kiss to the Bride:

 

Nay, Tell Me Not To-day the Publish’d Shame:

 

Supplement Hours

 

Of Many a Smutch’d Deed Reminiscent:

 

To Be At All:

 

Death’s Valley:

 

On the Same Picture:

 

A Thought of Columbus: