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a little poetry interlude

...mainly so I know where it is and can reread it at my leisure.

Among the Multitude

by Walt Whitman

Among the men and women the multitude,
I perceive one picking me out by secret and divine signs,
Acknowledging none else, not parent, wife, husband, brother, child,
any nearer than I am,
Some are baffled, but that one is not--that one knows me.

Ah lover and perfect equal,
I meant that you should discover me so by faint indirections,
And I when I meet you mean to discover you by the like in you.

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shearebliss
Aug. 2nd, 2006 05:07 pm (UTC)
I love Whitman, so thanks for sharing.
jimpage363
Aug. 2nd, 2006 06:35 pm (UTC)
NEAT piece. I love a lot of Whitman's stuff but don't recall ever reading that before. Thanks for sharing it!
devohoneybee
Aug. 3rd, 2006 02:27 am (UTC)
haunting and beautiful, and so wistful.
macgeorge1
Aug. 7th, 2006 04:28 pm (UTC)
Just wanted to send Birthday Wishes to my birthday buddy, even if it's a day late.
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