Title: The analogy
Creator: Walt Whitman
Date: 1855 or earlier
Whitman Archive ID: loc.05176
Source: The Thomas Biggs Harned Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1842–1937, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Transcribed from digital images of the original. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the manuscripts, see our statement of editorial policy.
Editorial note: Based on the handwriting, Edward Grier dates this manuscript to 1855 or earlier (Notebooks and Unpublished Prose Manuscripts [New York: New York University Press, 1984], 1:176).
Contributors to digital file: Kirsten Clawson, Janel Cayer, Kevin McMullen, Nicole Gray, and Kenneth M. Price
The analogy holds in this way—that the soul or Spirit of the Universe is the Father Male and genital Lord master, and the [animating and?] impregnating and animating spirit.—The Female All ^Universal Physical matter is the Female ^and Mother, and waits barren and bloomless, the jets of life from the masculine vigor, the undermost first cause of all vigor and motion that is not what Death is.—