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Walt Whitman - Thoughts.

OF Public Opinion; 
Of a calm and cool fiat, sooner or later, (How impassive! How certain and final!) 
Of the President with pale face, asking secretly to himself, What will the people say
    at
	last? 
Of the frivolous Judge—Of the corrupt Congressman, Governor, Mayor—Of such as
    these,
	standing helpless and exposed; 
Of the mumbling and screaming priest—(soon, soon deserted;)
Of the lessening, year by year, of venerableness, and of the dicta of officers, statutes,
	pulpits, schools; 
Of the rising forever taller and stronger and broader, of the intuitions of men and women,
    and
	of self-esteem, and of personality; 
—Of the New World—Of the Democracies, resplendent, en-masse; 
Of the conformity of politics, armies, navies, to them and to me, 
Of the shining sun by them—Of the inherent light, greater than the rest,
Of the envelopment of all by them, and of the effusion of all from them.

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Poet: Walt Whitman
Poem: 2. Thoughts.
Volume: Leaves of Grass
- 12. Leaves of Grass
Year: Published/Written in 1900
Poem of the Day: Sep 28 2012

Comment 1 of 1, added on April 27th, 2006 at 7:09 PM.

THis another weird poem, but I like it!!

Caterina from United States

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