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Walt Whitman (1819–1892). Leaves of Grass. 1900.

325. This Day, O Soul

THIS day, O Soul, I give you a wondrous mirror;

Long in the dark, in tarnish and cloud it lay—But the cloud has pass’d, and the tarnish gone;

… Behold, O Soul! it is now a clean and bright mirror,

Faithfully showing you all the things of the world.