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Walt Whitman: Passage to India, Part 9

Part 9Passage to more than India! Are thy wings plumed indeed for such far flights? O soul, voyagest thou indeed on voyages like those? Disportest thou on waters such as those? Soundest below …

Walt Whitman: Passage to India, Part 2

Part 2Passage O soul to India! Eclaircise the myths Asiatic, the primitive fables.Not you alone proud truths of the world, Nor you alone ye facts of modern science, But myths and fables of eld…

Walt Whitman: Passage to India, Part 4

Part 4Passage to India! Struggles of many a captain, tales of many a sailor dead, Over my mood stealing and spreading they come, Like clouds and cloudlets in the unreach'd sky.Along all histor…

Walt Whitman: Passage to India, Part 3

Part 3Passage to India! Lo soul for thee of tableaus twain, I see in one the Suez canal initiated, open'd, I see the procession of steamships, the Empress Engenie's leading the van, I mark fro…

Walt Whitman: Passage to India, Part 7

Part 7Passage indeed O soul to primal thought, Not lands and seas alone, thy own clear freshness, The young maturity of brood and bloom, To realms of budding bibles.O soul, repressless, I with…

Walt Whitman: Passage to India, Part 6

Part 6Year at whose wide-flung door I sing! Year of the purpose accomplish'd! Year of the marriage of continents, climates and oceans! (No mere doge of Venice now wedding the Adriatic,) I see …

Walt Whitman: Passage to India, Part 1

Part 1Singing my days, Singing the great achievements of the present, Singing the strong light works of engineers, Our modern wonders, (the antique ponderous Seven outvied,) In the Old World t…

Walt Whitman: Passage to India, Part 5

Part 5O vast Rondure, swimming in space, Cover'd all over with visible power and beauty, Alternate light and day and the teeming spiritual darkness, Unspeakable high processions of sun and moo…

Walt Whitman: Passage to India, Part 8

Part 8O we can wait no longer, We too take ship O soul, Joyous we too launch out on trackless seas, Fearless for unknown shores on waves of ecstasy to sail, Amid the wafting winds, (thou press…