Walt Whitman

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

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.

Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

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