Walt Whitman
New York / United States
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Song Of The Broad-Axe

Rating: 2.9

WEAPON, shapely, naked, wan!
Head from the mother's bowels drawn!
Wooded flesh and metal bone! limb only one, and lip only one!
Gray-blue leaf by red-heat grown! helve produced from a little seed
sown!
Resting the grass amid and upon,
To be lean'd, and to lean on.

Strong shapes, and attributes of strong shapes--masculine trades,
sights and sounds;
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Sandy Fulton 14 May 2005
This is one of his best! I especially love the section from 115 to 134.
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