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Walt Whitman - Quicksand Years.

QUICKSAND years that whirl me I know not whither, 
Your schemes, politics, fail—lines give way—substances mock and elude me; 
Only the theme I sing, the great and strong-possess’d Soul, eludes not; 
One’s-self must never give way—that is the final substance—that out of all
    is
	sure; 
Out of politics, triumphs, battles, life—what at last finally remains?
When shows break up, what but One’s-Self is sure?

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Poet: Walt Whitman
Poem: 6. Quicksand Years.
Volume: Leaves of Grass
- 18. Whispers of Heavenly Death
Year: Published/Written in 1900
Poem of the Day: Feb 28 2015

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