Creeds and schools in abeyance,
Retiring back a while sufficed at what they are, but never forgotten,

from Walt Whitman – Song of Myself on Rap Genius


Abeyance: A state of temporary disuse or suspension.

Creed: A formal statement of religious belief

In other words, he is not letting religion interfere with the poem.

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