Beginning My Studies

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




   BEGINNING my studies, the first step pleas'd me so much,
   The mere fact, consciousness--these forms--the power of motion,
   The least insect or animal--the senses--eyesight--love;
   The first step, I say, aw'd me and pleas'd me so much,
   I have hardly gone, and hardly wish'd to go, any farther,
   But stop and loiter all the time, to sing it in extatic songs.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Closest metre Iambic heptameter
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Words 62
Stanzas 1
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