Walt Whitman

Here you will find the Poem Mediums of poet Walt Whitman


THEY shall arise in the States,
 They shall report Nature, laws, physiology, and happiness;
 They shall illustrate Democracy and the kosmos;
 They shall be alimentive, amative, perceptive;
 They shall be complete women and men--their pose brawny and supple,
 their drink water, their blood clean and clear;
 They shall enjoy materialism and the sight of products--they shall
 enjoy the sight of the beef, lumber, bread-stuffs, of Chicago,
 the great city;
 They shall train themselves to go in public to become orators and
 Strong and sweet shall their tongues be--poems and materials of poems
 shall come from their lives--they shall be makers and finders;
 Of them, and of their works, shall emerge divine conveyers, to convey
 Characters, events, retrospections, shall be convey'd in gospels
 --Trees, animals, waters, shall be convey'd, 10
 Death, the future, the invisible faith, shall all be convey'd.