Walt Whitman

Here you will find the Poem I Hear America Singing of poet Walt Whitman

I Hear America Singing

I HEAR America singing, the varied carols I hear;
 Those of mechanics--each one singing his, as it should be, blithe and
 The carpenter singing his, as he measures his plank or beam,
 The mason singing his, as he makes ready for work, or leaves off
 The boatman singing what belongs to him in his boat--the deckhand
 singing on the steamboat deck;
 The shoemaker singing as he sits on his bench--the hatter singing as
 he stands;
 The wood-cutter's song--the ploughboy's, on his way in the morning,
 or at the noon intermission, or at sundown;
 The delicious singing of the mother--or of the young wife at work--or
 of the girl sewing or washing--Each singing what belongs to
 her, and to none else;
 The day what belongs to the day--At night, the party of young
 fellows, robust, friendly,
 Singing, with open mouths, their strong melodious songs. 10