Published Works

Books by Whitman



- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - [begin page 241] - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -




22.

1WHAT am I, after all, but a child, pleased with the
sound of my own name? repeating it over and
over,
I cannot tell why it affects me so much, when I hear
it from women's voices, and from men's voices,
or from my own voice,
I stand apart to hear—it never tires me.

2To you, your name also,
Did you think there was nothing but two or three
pronunciations in the sound of your name?

Comments?

Published Works | In Whitman's Hand | Life & Letters | Commentary | Resources | Pictures & Sound

Support the Archive | About the Archive

Distributed under a Creative Commons License. Ed Folsom & Kenneth M. Price, editors.