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Sometimes with One I Love by Walt Whitman


"Sometimes with One I Love" is a poem written by Walt Whitman. This poem is about not having love returned to him. At the time of writing this poem, he was afraid of not having his love returned. Even now, when he knows that he is loved, he still can't help but think it isn't in some way, because it happened to him before.

This poem is written as one stanza with six lines.


Sometimes with One I Love

Sometimes with one I love I fill myself with rage for fear I effuse
unreturn'd love,
But now I think there is no unreturn'd love, the pay is certain one
way or another,
(I loved a certain person ardently and my love was not return'd,
Yet out of that I have written these songs.

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Literary Movement
19th Century

Love, Relationship