Walt Whitman Poems

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161.
When I Read The Book


WHEN I read the book, the biography famous,
And is this, then, (said I,) what the author calls a man's life?
And so will some one, when I am dead and gone, write my life?
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162.
Souvenirs Of Democracy


THE business man, the acquirer vast,
After assiduous years, surveying results, preparing for departure,
Devises houses and lands to his children--bequeaths stocks, goods--
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163.
By Broad Potomac's Shore


BY broad Potomac's shore--again, old tongue!
(Still uttering--still ejaculating--canst never cease this babble?)
Again, old heart so gay--again to you, your sense, the full flush
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164.
One Hour To Madness And Joy


ONE hour to madness and joy!
O furious! O confine me not!
(What is this that frees me so in storms?
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165.
Who Learns My Lesson Complete?


WHO learns my lesson complete?
Boss, journeyman, apprentice--churchman and atheist,
The stupid and the wise thinker--parents and offspring--merchant,
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166.
Now Finale To The Shore

NOW finale to the shore!
Now, land and life, finale, and farewell!
Now Voyager depart! (much, much for thee is yet in store;)
Often enough hast thou adventur'd o'er the seas,
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167.
The Dalliance Of The Eagles

SKIRTING the river road, (my forenoon walk, my rest,)
Skyward in air a sudden muffled sound, the dalliance of the eagles,
The rushing amorous contact high in space together,
The clinching interlocking claws, a living, fierce, gyrating wheel,
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168.
From Pent-Up Aching Rivers


FROM pent-up, aching rivers;
From that of myself, without which I were nothing;
From what I am determin'd to make illustrious, even if I stand sole
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169.
So Long


TO conclude--I announce what comes after me;
I announce mightier offspring, orators, days, and then, for the
present, depart.
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170.
Manhattan Streets I Saunter'D, Pondering


MANHATTAN'S streets I saunter'd, pondering,
On time, space, reality--on such as these, and abreast with them,
prudence.
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