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O Hymen! O Hymenee!
(31 May 1819 - 26 March 1892 / New York / United States)

O Hymen! O Hymenee!

Poem By Walt Whitman


O HYMEN! O hymenee!
Why do you tantalize me thus?
O why sting me for a swift moment only?
Why can you not continue? O why do you now cease?
Is it because, if you continued beyond the swift moment, you would
soon certainly kill me?

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Good one..................
NICE POEM, A WONDERFUL WAY OF WRITING.
An elegy that clearly hits the nerve. Walt is a great imagist. One of the greatest American poets of all times.
Why can you not continue? O why do you now cease? Is it because, if you continued beyond the swift moment, you would soon certainly kill me?
when one love there is a little bit of dying, dying to selfishness


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