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Walt Whitman - Base of all Metaphysics, The.

AND now, gentlemen, 
A word I give to remain in your memories and minds, 
As base, and finale too, for all metaphysics. 
  
(So, to the students, the old professor, 
At the close of his crowded course.)
  
Having studied the new and antique, the Greek and Germanic systems, 
Kant having studied and stated—Fichte and Schelling and Hegel, 
Stated the lore of Plato—and Socrates, greater than Plato, 
And greater than Socrates sought and stated—Christ divine having studied long, 
I see reminiscent to-day those Greek and Germanic systems,
See the philosophies all—Christian churches and tenets see, 
Yet underneath Socrates clearly see—and underneath Christ the divine I see, 
The dear love of man for his comrade—the attraction of friend to friend, 
Of the well-married husband and wife—of children and parents, 
Of city for city, and land for land.

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Poet: Walt Whitman
Poem: 8. Base of all Metaphysics, The.
Volume: Leaves of Grass
- 3. Calamus
Year: Published/Written in 1900
Poem of the Day: Aug 22 2012

Comment 1 of 1, added on April 11th, 2014 at 4:26 PM.
Faith or fear the de

Faith or fear the decision to live in is yours and yours alone, be part of the new or the old, its silpme. Fear is the system that has governed people for millennia now we stand on the forefront of the new world a world without fear if you so chose it. I was taken and fear was instilled in me and the world around grew in this fear until i found love and faith in this love, now my world is one of incredible beauty and feelings that I cannot describe, Fear is the old, embrace the new faith in U

Amr from Trinidad and Tobago, Republic

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