Poetry Friday: On the Beach at Night

June 19th, 2009

Here is a poem to celebrate Father’s Day this weekend by Walt Whitman.

On the Beach at Night
by Walt Whitman

On the beach at night,
Stands a child with her father,
Watching the east, the autumn sky.

Up through the darkness,
While ravening clouds, the burial clouds, in black masses spreading,
Lower sullen and fast athwart and down the sky,
Amid a transparent clear belt of ether yet left in the east,
Ascends large and calm the lord-star Jupiter,
And nigh at hand, only a very little above,
Swim the delicate sisters the Pleiades.

Read the rest of the poem here

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mary Lee  |  June 19th, 2009 at 11:38 am

    Happy Fathers’ Day!

  • 2. reader  |  June 19th, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Happy Father’s Day to all fathers out there!

  • 3. Kelly Polark  |  June 19th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Lovely, timely poem!

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