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Walt Whitman - To a Stranger.

PASSING stranger! you do not know how longingly I look upon you, 
You must be he I was seeking, or she I was seeking, (it comes to me, as of a dream,) 
I have somewhere surely lived a life of joy with you, 
All is recall’d as we flit by each other, fluid, affectionate, chaste, matured, 
You grew up with me, were a boy with me, or a girl with me,
I ate with you, and slept with you—your body has become not yours only, nor left my body
    mine
	only, 
You give me the pleasure of your eyes, face, flesh, as we pass—you take of my beard,
    breast,
	hands, in return, 
I am not to speak to you—I am to think of you when I sit alone, or wake at night alone, 
I am to wait—I do not doubt I am to meet you again, 
I am to see to it that I do not lose you.

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To a Stranger. - Comments and Information

Poet: Walt Whitman
Poem: 18. To a Stranger.
Volume: Leaves of Grass
- 3. Calamus
Year: Published/Written in 1900

Comment 19 of 19, added on December 21st, 2014 at 2:22 PM.
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157EYV Generally I do not read article on blogs, however I wish to say that this write-up very forced me to take a look at and do it! Your writing taste has been surprised me. Thank you, very great post.

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Comment 18 of 19, added on December 21st, 2014 at 12:21 PM.
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7EYVrr Generally I do not read article on blogs, however I wish to say that this write-up very forced me to take a look at and do it! Your writing taste has been surprised me. Thank you, very great post.

awesome seo from Norway
Comment 17 of 19, added on May 16th, 2013 at 11:06 AM.
I do like,its good to read TO A STRANGER

This is an insignificant poem by whitman.He shows his strong imaginations.Nostalgic he looks when he looks to a stranger

Noor from Pakistan

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