Treasure Island

Walt Whitman

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

Earth! my Likeness!



EARTH! my likeness!
Though you look so impassive, ample and spheric there,
I now suspect that is not all;
I now suspect there is something fierce in you, eligible to burst
forth;
For an athlete is enamour'd of me--and I of him;
But toward him there is something fierce and terrible in me, eligible
to burst forth,
I dare not tell it in words--not even in these songs.

Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

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