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?


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