Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE LAST INVOCATION, by WALT WHITMAN



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First Line: At the last, tenderly
Last Line: Strong is your hold o love.)
Variant Title(s): The Imprisoned Soul
Subject(s): Immortality; Religion; Theology


At the last, tenderly,
From the walls of the powerful fortress'd house,
From the clasp of the knitted locks, from the keep of the
well-closed doors,
Let me be wafted.

Let me glide noiselessly forth;
With the key of softness unlock the locks -- with a whisper,
Set ope the doors O soul.

Tenderly -- be not impatient,
(Strong is your hold O mortal flesh,
Strong is your hold O love.)





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