I Will Take An Egg Out Of The Robin's Nest

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



I WILL take an egg out of the robin's nest in the orchard,
   I will take a branch of gooseberries from the old bush in the garden,
         and go and preach to the world;
   You shall see I will not meet a single heretic or scorner,
   You shall see how I stump clergymen, and confound them,
   You shall see me showing a scarlet tomato, and a white pebble from
         the beach.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on April 11, 2023

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Scheme ABCDEFG
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 385
Words 73
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 7

Walt Whitman

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