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Urge and urge and urge/Always the procreant urge of the world," wrote Walt Whitman in "Song of Myself," a blast of self-actualization whose bracing textures provide a kind of music against which to set Samaras's wondrous investigations into what it means to be.
Hopkins' hills and imagination seem animated by what Whitman describes as "the procreant urge of the world" (SM, 1.
The cause of the people is indeed but little calculated as a subject for poetry: it admits of rhetoric, which goes into argument and explanation, but presents no immediate or distinct images to the mind, "no jutting frieze, buttress, or coigne of advantage" for poetry "to make its pendant bed and procreant cradle in.
An undeniably great work of literature, Whitman's poem celebrating "the procreant urge of the world," "unspeakable passionate love," and "blind loving wrestling touch" simultaneously exudes a touch of class and raw sex appeal.