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   English Poetry III: From Tennyson to Whitman.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
813. One’s-Self I Sing
 
Walt Whitman (1819–1892)
 
 
ONE’S-SELF I sing, a simple separate person,
Yet utter the word Democratic, the word En-Masse.
 
Of physiology from top to toe I sing,
Not physiognomy alone nor brain alone is worthy for the Muse
—I say the Form complete is worthier far,        5
The Female equally with the Male I sing.
 
Of Life immense in passion, pulse, and power,
Cheerful, for freest action form’d under the laws divine,
The Modern Man I sing.
 

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