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Walt Whitman - To Rich Givers.

WHAT you give me, I cheerfully accept, 
A little sustenance, a hut and garden, a little money—these, as I rendezvous with my
A traveler’s lodging and breakfast as I journey through The States—Why should I
	ashamed to own such gifts? Why to advertise for them? 
For I myself am not one who bestows nothing upon man and woman; 
For I bestow upon any man or woman the entrance to all the gifts of the universe.      

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Poet: Walt Whitman
Poem: 6. To Rich Givers.
Volume: Leaves of Grass
- 15. Songs of Parting
Year: Published/Written in 1900
Poem of the Day: Aug 8 2010

Comment 3 of 3, added on April 12th, 2014 at 1:31 AM.
Dag nabbit good stuf

Dag nabbit good stuff you whpsiersnapperp!

Arnie from Trinidad and Tobago, Republic
Comment 2 of 3, added on February 10th, 2012 at 3:04 PM.

BiBiJon,David Frum often snduos like an idiot, or at least someone not able to make the simplest logical connection. For example, Frum thought it a good idea for the US to be the enemy of both Iraq and Iran, when those countries were enemies! And now, he posts quotes by Mike Mullen, claiming that Iran “is the real loser” in recent ME events, and he has Robert Gates in effect claiming al-Qaeda is the real loser. And al-Qaeda and Iran are enemies.What is the constant thread we can discern? Israel!

Salman from Somalia
Comment 1 of 3, added on September 15th, 2009 at 3:27 AM.

I use the line "I bestow upon any man or woman the entrance to all the gifts of the universe" as one of my credos. Whenever I use it my listener is ALWAYS impressed. As Walt would say. within you is the ability to do great things. He's bestowing the entrance only. As Emerson admonishes "make the best of yourself because that's all there is of you.".

John from United States

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