“Come, said my Soul”

August 01, 2015 Poetry , 0

Come, said my soul,
Such verses for my Body let us write, (for we are one,)
That should I after return,
Or, long, long hence, in other spheres,
There to some group of mates the chants resuming,
(Tallying Earth’s soil, trees, winds, tumultuous waves,)
Ever with pleas’d smile I may keep on,
Ever and ever yet the verses owning–as, first, I here and now
Signing for Soul and Body, set to them my name,


By Walt Whitman


Here is a picture of Walt Whitman’s handwritten rough drafts of  the poem. I find had written drafts extremely romantic and beautiful.



“A letter always seemed to me like immortality because it is the mind alone without corporeal friend.”  Emily Dickinson


Belo dia,


Vanessa D’Amore



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