Walt Whitman

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

To The Reader At Parting


NOW, dearest comrade, lift me to your face,
We must separate awhile--Here! take from my lips this kiss.
Whoever you are, I give it especially to you;
So long!--And I hope we shall meet again.

Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

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