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bard
used in Leaves of Grass

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written by the bard
Definition
someone who composes and recites or sings poems about important events and people; or (as a proper noun) Shakespeare
  • Yet louder, higher, stronger, bard!
    Book 21 — DRUM-TAPS (19% in)
bard = a lyric poet
  • The prophet and the bard, Shall yet maintain themselves, in higher stages yet, Shall mediate to the Modern, to Democracy, interpret yet to them, God and eidolons.
    Book 1 — 1NSCRIPTIONS (50% in)
  • I will make the true poem of riches, To earn for the body and the mind whatever adheres and goes forward and is not dropt by death; I will effuse egotism and show it underlying all, and I will be the bard of personality, And I will show of male and female that either is but the equal of the other, And sexual organs and acts! do you concentrate in me, for I am determin'd to tell you with courageous clear voice to prove you illustrious, And I will show that there is no imperfection in...
    Book 2 — Starting from Paumanok (55% in)
  • ...almost touching, The boy ecstatic, with his bare feet the waves, with his hair the atmosphere dallying, The love in the heart long pent, now loose, now at last tumultuously bursting, The aria's meaning, the ears, the soul, swiftly depositing, The strange tears down the cheeks coursing, The colloquy there, the trio, each uttering, The undertone, the savage old mother incessantly crying, To the boy's soul's questions sullenly timing, some drown'd secret hissing, To the outsetting bard.
    Book 19 — SEA-DRIFT (30% in)
  • Pennant: Come up here, bard, bard, Come up here, soul, soul, Come up here, dear little child, To fly in the clouds and winds with me, and play with the measureless light.
    Book 21 — DRUM-TAPS (13% in)
  • Pennant: Come up here, bard, bard, Come up here, soul, soul, Come up here, dear little child, To fly in the clouds and winds with me, and play with the measureless light.
    Book 21 — DRUM-TAPS (13% in)
  • Banner and Pennant: Speak to the child O bard out of Manhattan, To our children all, or north or south of Manhattan, Point this day, leaving all the rest, to us over all—and yet we know not why, For what are we, mere strips of cloth profiting nothing, Only flapping in the wind?
    Book 21 — DRUM-TAPS (16% in)
  • ...great and small, And the fields they moisten, and the crops and the fruits are ours, Bays and channels and ships sailing in and out are ours—while we over all, Over the area spread below, the three or four millions of square miles, the capitals, The forty millions of people,—O bard! in life and death supreme, We, even we, henceforth flaunt out masterful, high up above, Not for the present alone, for a thousand years chanting through you, This song to the soul of one poor little child.
    Book 21 — DRUM-TAPS (20% in)
  • For the great Idea, the idea of perfect and free individuals, For that, the bard walks in advance, leader of leaders, The attitude of him cheers up slaves and horrifies foreign despots.
    Book 23 — By Blue Ontario's Shore.... (46% in)
  • To you a new bard caroling in the West, Obeisant sends his love.
    Book 25 — Proud Music of the Storm (79% in)

There are no more uses of "bard" flagged with this meaning in Leaves of Grass.

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  • Bards of the great Idea! bards of the peaceful inventions!
    Book 23 — By Blue Ontario's Shore.... (97% in)
  • As I Ponder'd in Silence As I ponder'd in silence, Returning upon my poems, considering, lingering long, A Phantom arose before me with distrustful aspect, Terrible in beauty, age, and power, The genius of poets of old lands, As to me directing like flame its eyes, With finger pointing to many immortal songs, And menacing voice, What singest thou? it said, Know'st thou not there is but one theme for ever-enduring bards?
    Book 1 — 1NSCRIPTIONS (9% in)
  • I draw you close to me, you women, I cannot let you go, I would do you good, I am for you, and you are for me, not only for our own sake, but for others' sakes, Envelop'd in you sleep greater heroes and bards, They refuse to awake at the touch of any man but me.
    Book 4 — CHILDREN OF ADAM (60% in)
  • Where the city stands with the brawniest breed of orators and bards, Where the city stands that is belov'd by these, and loves them in return and understands them, Where no monuments exist to heroes but in the common words and deeds, Where thrift is in its place, and prudence is in its place, Where the men and women think lightly of the laws, Where the slave ceases, and the master of slaves ceases, Where the populace rise at once against the never-ending audacity of elected persons,...
    Book 12 — Song of the Broad-Axe (46% in)
  • (Shrouded bards of other lands, you may rest, you have done your work,) Soon I hear you coming warbling, soon you rise and tramp amid us, Pioneers!
    Book 17 — BIRDS OF PASSAGE (34% in)
  • 6 Land of lands and bards to corroborate!
    Book 23 — By Blue Ontario's Shore.... (17% in)
  • 9 I listened to the Phantom by Ontario's shore, I heard the voice arising demanding bards, By them all native and grand, by them alone can these States be fused into the compact organism of a Nation.
    Book 23 — By Blue Ontario's Shore.... (37% in)
  • And I saw the free souls of poets, The loftiest bards of past ages strode before me, Strange large men, long unwaked, undisclosed, were disclosed to me.
    Book 23 — By Blue Ontario's Shore.... (95% in)
  • Not for the bards of the past, not to invoke them have I launch'd you forth, Not to call even those lofty bards here by Ontario's shores, Have I sung so capricious and loud my savage song.
    Book 23 — By Blue Ontario's Shore.... (96% in)
  • Not for the bards of the past, not to invoke them have I launch'd you forth, Not to call even those lofty bards here by Ontario's shores, Have I sung so capricious and loud my savage song.
    Book 23 — By Blue Ontario's Shore.... (96% in)
  • Bards for my own land only I invoke, (For the war the war is over, the field is clear'd,) Till they strike up marches henceforth triumphant and onward, To cheer O Mother your boundless expectant soul.
    Book 23 — By Blue Ontario's Shore.... (96% in)
  • Bards of the great Idea! bards of the peaceful inventions!
    Book 23 — By Blue Ontario's Shore.... (97% in)
  • Yet bards of latent armies, a million soldiers waiting ever-ready, Bards with songs as from burning coals or the lightning's fork'd stripes!
    Book 23 — By Blue Ontario's Shore.... (98% in)
  • Yet bards of latent armies, a million soldiers waiting ever-ready, Bards with songs as from burning coals or the lightning's fork'd stripes!
    Book 23 — By Blue Ontario's Shore.... (98% in)
  • Ample Ohio's, Kanada's bards—bards of California! inland bards— bards of the war!
    Book 23 — By Blue Ontario's Shore.... (98% in)
  • Ample Ohio's, Kanada's bards—bards of California! inland bards— bards of the war!
    Book 23 — By Blue Ontario's Shore.... (98% in)
  • Ample Ohio's, Kanada's bards—bards of California! inland bards— bards of the war!
    Book 23 — By Blue Ontario's Shore.... (98% in)
  • Ample Ohio's, Kanada's bards—bards of California! inland bards— bards of the war!
    Book 23 — By Blue Ontario's Shore.... (98% in)
  • ...studies, students, born of thee, Thee in thy democratic fetes en-masse, thy high original festivals, operas, lecturers, preachers, Thee in thy ultimate, (the preparations only now completed, the edifice on sure foundations tied,) Thee in thy pinnacles, intellect, thought, thy topmost rational joys, thy love and godlike aspiration, In thy resplendent coming literati, thy full-lung'd orators, thy sacerdotal bards, kosmic savans, These! these in thee, (certain to come,) to-day I prophesy.
    Book 31 — Thou Mother with Thy Equal Brood.... (70% in)
  • [II] Had I the Choice Had I the choice to tally greatest bards, To limn their portraits, stately, beautiful, and emulate at will, Homer with all his wars and warriors—Hector, Achilles, Ajax, Or Shakspere's woe-entangled Hamlet, Lear, Othello—Tennyson's fair ladies, Metre or wit the best, or choice conceit to wield in perfect rhyme, delight of singers; These, these, O sea, all these I'd gladly barter, Would you the undulation of one wave, its trick to me transfer, Or breathe one breath...
    Book 34 — SANDS AT SEVENTY (12% in)

There are no more uses of "bard" in Leaves of Grass.

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