Ages And Ages, Returning At Intervals

Walt Whitman 1819 (West Hills) – 1892 (Camden)




   AGES and ages, returning at intervals,
   Undestroy'd, wandering immortal,
   Lusty, phallic, with the potent original loins, perfectly sweet,
   I, chanter of Adamic songs,
   Through the new garden, the West, the great cities calling,
   Deliriate, thus prelude what is generated, offering these, offering
         myself,
   Bathing myself, bathing my songs in Sex,
   Offspring of my loins.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on April 23, 2023

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Scheme ABCDEEFGA
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 397
Words 56
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 9

Walt Whitman

Walter "Walt" Whitman was an American poet, essayist and journalist. more…

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