Treasure Island

Walt Whitman

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

To A Western Boy



O BOY of the West!
To you many things to absorb, I teach, to help you become eleve of
mine:
Yet if blood like mine circle not in your veins;
If you be not silently selected by lovers, and do not silently select
lovers,
Of what use is it that you seek to become eleve of mine?

Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

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