Verse > Walt Whitman > Leaves of Grass

Walt Whitman (1819–1892).  Leaves of Grass.  1900.

NOTES  200–209

200. Darest Thou Now, O Soul

First published in 1870.

201. Of Him I Love Day and Night

First published in 1870.

202. Assurances

First published in 1856 under title of “Faith Poem.”

  l. 1  After line 1, 1856 ’60 add “I do not doubt that whatever I know at a given time, there waits for me more which I do not know.”

  l. 3  After line 3, 1856 ’60 add “I do not doubt there are realizations I have no idea of waiting for me through time and through the universes—also upon this earth.”

  l. 5  After line 5, 1856 ’60 add:

“I do not doubt there is far more in trivialities, insects, vulgar persons, slaves, dwarfs, weeds, rejected refuse, than I have supposed;
I do not doubt there is more in myself than I have supposed—and more in all men and women—and more in my poems than I have supposed.”

  l. 9  Line 9 added in 1870.

  l. 10  After line 10, 1856 ’60 and “Songs Before Parting” add:

“I do not doubt that shallowness, meanness, malignance, are provided for;
I do not doubt that cities, you America, the remainder of the earth, politics, freedom, degradations, are carefully provided for.”

  l. 12  Line 12 added in 1870.

203. Yet, Yet, Ye Downcast Hours

First published in 1870.

204. Quicksand Years

First published in “Drum-Taps,” 1865.

205. That Music Always Round Me

First published in 1860.

206. As if a Phantom Caress’d Me

First published in 1867.

207. Here, Sailor

First published in 1860.

208. A Noiseless Patient Spider

First published in 1870.

209. Last Invocation, The

First published in 1870.


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