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(31 May 1819 - 26 March 1892 / New York / United States)

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As If A Phantom Caress'd Me


AS if a phantom caress'd me,
I thought I was not alone, walking here by the shore;
But the one I thought was with me, as now I walk by the shore--the
one I loved, that caress'd me,
As I lean and look through the glimmering light--that one has utterly
disappear'd,
And those appear that are hateful to me, and mock me.

Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002


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  • Kolawole Ajao (12/14/2009 3:32:00 PM)

    Simplicity and avant-gardism as customary of Walt Whitman.
    Swwet.

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  • Kate Meulenbroeks (9/22/2009 6:19:00 AM)

    beautiful and sad at the same time. love it.

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