The writer is telling how his life is busy and thus he is unable to give time for his favorite task. And yet it enacts a threshold experience, a visionary crossing, an incantation that delivers a sense of overpowering spiritual immensity. This line suggests that the night is Whitman's own. This poem is encouraging one for those who are tightly packed in the game of time. Later in his years, with the heightening conflicts over slavery in America, Whitman joined the abolitionist movement and started his own newspaper called the Brooklyn Freeman.
In any case, the poet maintains that man requires a transition from the corporeal realm into the spiritual realm in order to embrace the full reality of eternal life. This is all about this poem, simply inspiring busy people to turn towards their artistic mind. The real addressee of the incantation is the reader who exists on the distant horizon of the poem. In all, the short poem is very comforting. The material on this site may not be copied, reproduced, downloaded, distributed, transmitted, stored, altered, adapted, or otherwise used in any way without the express written permission of the owner. A literary analysis that I read by Charles Oliver mentioned something that I had noticed, but I hadn't really connected it to anything.
He is amazed by this sight of a clear midnight. The writer led a busy and active life; schooling, writing poems and expurgation of newspapers. This is all about this poem, simply inspiring busy people to turn towards their artistic mind. New York: Facts On File, Inc. Unlike some poems that paint death as a horrible experience, this poem sees it as the ending of a day. The poem wants to trigger that soul to dwell on the eternal. Whitman uses this moment as a metaphor for the transition from corporal existence to spiritual existence.
Where is time for hobby or creativity? Perhaps all this writing is just a necessary 'lessons done,' but not central. He paints the picture of the perfect midnight. It has a reverent anticipation tone. Writer is advising everyone that one should make their schedule after planning. It is also a good bridge between sections of Whitman's Leaves of Grass.
Though the brevity of the poem actually makes it more difficult to understand than usual, it is still a fine example of Whitman's skill as a poet. Respecting the artist inside body is just like approaching God. In this poem he is very particular with his words. Overall poem is showing time framed life. At the end he is saying that good night sleeps, this means he has spend his one day as usual without any fruitful work in hand. If that wasn't obvious enough, Whitman provides other clues throughout the brief poem. Post New Comment: Dorcas: Wonderful.
Walt Whitman is trying to understand and comprhend what above Earth actually is and wondering what is up there. Writer cleverly makes this as his aim point in this poem. He achieved international acclaim during the course of his career, but probably had as many detractors as he did fans. Waking up in the morning then going for the work, coming back to home and after that having a calm sleep. Man uses it to feel himself as he likes.
And then he became interested in poetry and writ his own book and self published it. This is the main reason that no one can provide time for their hobbies. In this night, Whitman ponders various things in a self-reflective manner. The midnight described by the poet is more than ordinary moment of transition. It is in this first example that we see the metaphysical nature of the poem.
Creativity is the only creative thing made by God. It is only four lines long: one quatrain. The stars the sun and other planets around and even Heaven above. He's alone, and the world expects nothing of him. This life is too short and nobody even gets time for their lovable works. He lived off the money he made from his very successful books full of poems.