Table of Contents for Walt Whitman : Selected Poems


Introduction xv
I
Early Notebook Fragments of ``Song of Myself'' ``I am your voice---It was tied in you---In me it begins to talk''
3(1)
``I am the poet of reality''
3(1)
``One touch of a tug of me has unhaltered all my senses but feeling''
4(2)
``Afar in the sky was a nest''
6(1)
``The crowds naked in the bath''
7(1)
``In vain were nails driven through my hands''
7(1)
``There is no word in any tongue''
8(3)
II
Song of Myself
11(84)
III
``I wander all night in my vision'' [The Sleepers]
95(14)
Crossing Brooklyn Ferry
109(8)
Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking
117(9)
I Ebb'd with the Ocean of Life
126(4)
When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd
130(15)
IV
Poets to Come
145(1)
To the Garden the World
145(1)
From Pent-up Aching Rivers
146(3)
I Sing the Body Electric
149(11)
A Woman Waits for Me
160(2)
Spontaneous Me
162(3)
Ages and Ages Returning at Intervals
165(1)
O Hymen! O Hymenee!
166(1)
I Am He that Aches with Love
166(1)
Facing West from California's Shores
166(1)
As Adam Early in the Morning
167(4)
V
In Paths Untrodden
171(1)
Scented Herbage of My Breast
172(2)
Whoever You Are Holding Me Now in Hand
174(2)
Of the Terrible Doubt of Appearances
176(2)
City of Orgies
178(1)
I Saw in Louisiana a Live-Oak Growing
178(5)
VI
On the Beach at Night
183(1)
The World Below the Brine
184(1)
A Hand-Mirror
185(1)
The Dalliance of the Eagles
186(1)
As Toilsome I Wander'd Virginia's Woods
187(1)
The Wound-Dresser
188(4)
Reconciliation
192(1)
There Was a Child Went Forth
192(7)
VII
Chanting the Square Deific
199(3)
A Noiseless Patient Spider
202(1)
O Living Always, Always Dying
203(1)
The Last Invocation
203(1)
A Clear Midnight
204(1)
Good-Bye my Fancy
204(1)
When the Full-Grown Poet Came
204(1)
Good-Bye my Fancy!
205(1)
``Respondez! Respondez!''
206(7)
Biographical Note 213(2)
Note on the Texts 215(2)
Notes 217(2)
Index of Titles and First Lines 219