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

95. Thoughts


OF ownership—As if one fit to own things could not at pleasure enter upon all, and incorporate them into himself or herself.


Of waters, forests, hills;

Of the earth at large, whispering through medium of me;

Of vista—Suppose some sight in arriere, through the formative chaos, presuming the growth, fulness, life, now attain’d on the journey;

(But I see the road continued, and the journey ever continued;)

—Of what was once lacking on earth, and in due time has become supplied—And of what will yet be supplied,

Because all I see and know, I believe to have purport in what will yet be supplied.