O Hymen, O Hymenee!(1927)
"O Hymen, O Hymenee!" is one of Marc Blitzstein's many Whitman Songs.
O Hymen, O Hymenee!
by Walt Whitman
O hymen! O hymenee!
Why do you tantalize me thus?
O why sting me for a swift moment only?
Why can you not continue? O why do you now cease?
Is it because, if you continued beyond the swift moment, you would soon certainly kill me?