Friday, February 13, 2009

Poetry Friday - Walt Whitman (1819-1892)

After the Dazzle of Day
Walt Whitman

After the dazzle of day is gone,
Only the dark dark night shows
to my eyes the stars;
After the clangor of organ majestic,
or chorus, or perfect band,
Silent, athwart my soul, moves the
symphony true.

The Walt Whitman Archive has an incredible amount of information, photos, and, of course, the works of the poet--definitely worth a visit, so mosey on over if you have the inclination. There is even a photo of Whitman's original manuscript of this poem, among others.

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LB said...

This is a great choice. Thanks for linking to the the original manuscript - it's kind of moving to see. I really appreciate Whitman's passion.

Yat-Yee said...

How lovely, and perfectly true. The true symphony in silence after.

Barb said...

Not a big fan of poetry per se, I love Whitman - and this one is a very inspiring choice, thank you :)