Walt Whitman - Miracles

Why, who makes much of a miracle?
As to me I know of nothing else but miracles,
Whether I walk the streets of Manhattan,
Or dart my sight over the roofs of houses toward the sky,
Or wade with naked feet along the beach just in the edge of the water,
Or stand under trees in the woods,
Or talk by day with any one I love, or sleep in the bed at night
with any one I love,
Or sit at table at dinner with the rest,
Or look at strangers opposite me riding in the car,
Or watch honey-bees busy around the hive of a summer forenoon,
Or animals feeding in the fields,
Or birds, or the wonderfulness of insects in the air,
Or the wonderfulness of the sundown, or of stars shining so quiet
and bright,
Or the exquisite delicate thin curve of the new moon in spring;
These with the rest, one and all, are to me miracles,
The whole referring, yet each distinct and in its place.

 

To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle,
Every cubic inch of space is a miracle,
Every square yard of the surface of the earth is spread with the same,
Every foot of the interior swarms with the same.
To me the sea is a continual miracle,
The fishes that swim--the rocks--the motion of the waves--the
ships with men in them,
What stranger miracles are there?

Submited by

Sunday, April 10, 2011 - 22:16

Poesia Consagrada :

No votes yet

Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman's picture
Offline
Title: Membro
Last seen: 7 years 50 weeks ago
Joined: 04/08/2011
Posts:
Points: 849

Add comment

Login to post comments

other contents of Walt Whitman

Topic Title Replies Views Last Postsort icon Language
Poesia Consagrada/Biography Walt Whitman Biography 0 1.780 04/13/2011 - 17:13 English
Poesia Consagrada/Biography Walt Whitman Biografia 0 3.835 04/13/2011 - 17:10 Spanish
Poesia Consagrada/Biography Walt Whitman Biografia 0 5.157 04/13/2011 - 17:05 Portuguese
Poesia Consagrada/General Walt Whitman Poems : Youth, Day, Old Age and Night 0 2.261 04/13/2011 - 17:03 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Walt Whitman Poems : You Felons on Trial in Courts 0 2.237 04/13/2011 - 17:01 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Walt Whitman Poems : Yonnondio 0 2.441 04/13/2011 - 17:00 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Walt Whitman Poems : Yet, Yet Ye Downcast Hours 0 2.960 04/13/2011 - 16:59 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Walt Whitman Poems : Years of the Modern 0 2.345 04/13/2011 - 16:59 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Walt Whitman Poems : Year of Meteors [1859-60] 0 2.365 04/13/2011 - 16:57 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Walt Whitman Poems : The Wound-Dresser 0 3.136 04/13/2011 - 16:56 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Walt Whitman Poems : The World Below the Brine 0 2.248 04/13/2011 - 16:55 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Walt Whitman Poems : A Woman Waits for Me 0 2.945 04/13/2011 - 16:53 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Walt Whitman Poems : With Husky-Haughty Lips, O Sea! 0 2.647 04/13/2011 - 16:52 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Walt Whitman Poems : With Antecedents 0 2.793 04/13/2011 - 16:51 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Walt Whitman Poems : Who Learns My Lesson Complete? 0 2.556 04/13/2011 - 16:50 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Walt Whitman Poems : Whoever You Are Holding Me Now in Hand 0 2.342 04/13/2011 - 16:48 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Walt Whitman Poems : Whispers of Heavenly Death 0 1.602 04/13/2011 - 16:47 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Walt Whitman Poems : When the Full-Grown Poet Came 0 2.717 04/13/2011 - 16:46 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Walt Whitman Poems : When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd 0 2.281 04/13/2011 - 16:45 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Walt Whitman Poems : When I Read the Book 0 2.038 04/13/2011 - 16:43 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Walt Whitman Poems : When I Peruse the Conquer'd Fame 0 2.990 04/13/2011 - 16:42 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Walt Whitman Poems : When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer 0 2.465 04/13/2011 - 16:41 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Walt Whitman Poems : When I Heard at the Close of the Day 0 1.924 04/13/2011 - 16:40 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Walt Whitman Poems : What Think You I Take My Pen in Hand? 0 1.583 04/13/2011 - 16:38 English
Poesia Consagrada/General Walt Whitman Poems : What Ship Puzzled at Sea 0 2.480 04/13/2011 - 16:37 English