Walt Whitman
New York / United States
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Unnamed Lands

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NATIONS ten thousand years before These States, and many times ten
thousand years before These States;
Garner'd clusters of ages, that men and women like us grew up and
travel'd their course, and pass'd on;
What vast-built cities--what orderly republics--what pastoral tribes
and nomads;
What histories, rulers, heroes, perhaps transcending all others;
What laws, customs, wealth, arts, traditions;
What sort of marriage--what costumes--what physiology and phrenology;
What of liberty and slavery among them--what they thought of death
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Willard 01 November 2018
Everyone contributes to future generations and cultures. I though much prefer Alfred Lord Tennyson's - I am a part of all that I have met
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Ruta Mohapatra 22 September 2018
' Not a mark, not a record remains- And yet all remains'......Profound! He speaks for all humanity!
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