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Walt Whitman - Me Imperturbe.

ME imperturbe, standing at ease in Nature, 
Master of all, or mistress of all—aplomb in the midst of irrational things, 
Imbued as they—passive, receptive, silent as they, 
Finding my occupation, poverty, notoriety, foibles, crimes, less important than I thought;
    
Me private, or public, or menial, or solitary—all these subordinate, (I am eternally
    equal
	with
	the best—I am not subordinate;)
Me toward the Mexican Sea, or in the Mannahatta, or the Tennessee, or far north, or
    inland, 
A river man, or a man of the woods, or of any farm-life in These States, or of the coast,
    or
	the
	lakes, or Kanada, 
Me, wherever my life is lived, O to be self-balanced for contingencies! 
O to confront night, storms, hunger, ridicule, accidents, rebuffs, as the trees and
    animals do.

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Poet: Walt Whitman
Poem: 2. Me Imperturbe.
Volume: Leaves of Grass
- 4. Leaves of Grass
Year: Published/Written in 1900
Poem of the Day: Feb 9 2008
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