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Walt Whitman - Thought.

OF persons arrived at high positions, ceremonies, wealth, scholarships, and the like; 
To me, all that those persons have arrived at, sinks away from them, except as it results
    to
	their
	Bodies and Souls, 
So that often to me they appear gaunt and naked; 
And often, to me, each one mocks the others, and mocks himself or herself, 
And of each one, the core of life, namely happiness, is full of the rotten excrement of
	maggots,
And often, to me, those men and women pass unwittingly the true realities of life, and go
	toward
	false realities, 
And often, to me, they are alive after what custom has served them, but nothing more, 
And often, to me, they are sad, hasty, unwaked sonnambules, walking the dusk.

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Poet: Walt Whitman
Poem: 4. Thought.
Volume: Leaves of Grass
- 6. Leaves of Grass
Year: Published/Written in 1900
Poem of the Day: Nov 19 2008

Comment 2 of 2, added on July 18th, 2011 at 7:19 AM.
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Super jzzaed about getting that know-how.

Patience from Italy
Comment 1 of 2, added on March 26th, 2005 at 10:40 PM.

this poem serves as whitman's outlet into the reality of the world by proclaiming that material possessions will not save your soul from hell.

meg crawford from United States

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