English poetry

Poems in English

Last Invocation, The

Last Invocation, The

1
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.

2
Let me glide noiselessly forth;
With the key of softness unlock the locks-with a whisper,
Set ope the doors, O Soul!

3
Tenderly! be not impatient!
(Strong is your hold, O mortal flesh!
Strong is your hold, O love.)



Poem Last Invocation, The - Walt Whitman