And of wombs and
Of the father-stuff,

from Walt Whitman – Song of Myself on Rap Genius

Meaning

Whitman is the first great poet of the body, and his anatomic poetics give birth to a poetry of sex.

Whitman is the voice of the uterus and of the human semen. No other poet will let those voices be heard (they’re dumb voices), but Whitman welcomes them, each and all.

But as seen here, Whitman sings the body and sex without being clinical or lewd. This kind of poetry is pointed, conscientious, and intentional.

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