Wandering at Morn

 WANDERING at morn, 
Emerging from the night, from gloomy thoughts—thee in my thoughts, 
Yearning for thee, harmonious Union! thee, Singing Bird divine! 
Thee, seated coil’d in evil times, my Country, with craft and black dismay—with
 meanness, treason thrust upon thee; 
—Wandering—this common marvel I beheld—the parent thrush I watch’d,
 its young,
(The singing thrush, whose tones of joy and faith ecstatic, 
Fail not to certify and cheer my soul.
) There ponder’d, felt I, If worms, snakes, loathsome grubs, may to sweet spiritual songs be turn’d, If vermin so transposed, so used, so bless’d may be, Then may I trust in you, your fortunes, days, my country; —Who knows that these may be the lessons fit for you? From these your future Song may rise, with joyous trills, Destin’d to fill the world.

Poem by
Biography | Poems | Best Poems | Short Poems | Quotes | Email Poem - Wandering at MornEmail Poem | Create an image from this poem

Top Walt Whitman Poems

Analysis and Comments on Wandering at Morn

Provide your analysis, explanation, meaning, interpretation, and comments on the poem Wandering at Morn here.