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Walt Whitman - Roots and Leaves Themselves Alone.

ROOTS and leaves themselves alone are these; 
Scents brought to men and women from the wild woods, and from the pond-side, 
Breast-sorrel and pinks of love—fingers that wind around tighter than vines, 
Gushes from the throats of birds, hid in the foliage of trees, as the sun is risen; 
Breezes of land and love—breezes set from living shores out to you on the living
	you, O sailors!
Frost-mellow’d berries, and Third-month twigs, offer’d fresh to young persons
	out in the fields when the winter breaks up, 
Love-buds, put before you and within you, whoever you are, 
Buds to be unfolded on the old terms; 
If you bring the warmth of the sun to them, they will open, and bring form, color,
    perfume, to
If you become the aliment and the wet, they will become flowers, fruits, tall blanches and

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Poet: Walt Whitman
Poem: 12. Roots and Leaves Themselves Alone.
Volume: Leaves of Grass
- 3. Calamus
Year: Published/Written in 1900
Poem of the Day: Mar 18 2006

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