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Walt Whitman - Mediums.

THEY shall arise in the States, 
They shall report Nature, laws, physiology, and happiness; 
They shall illustrate Democracy and the kosmos; 
They shall be alimentive, amative, perceptive; 
They shall be complete women and men—their pose brawny and supple, their drink water,
	their blood clean and clear;
They shall enjoy materialism and the sight of products—they shall enjoy the sight of
    the
	beef, lumber, bread-stuffs, of Chicago, the great city; 
They shall train themselves to go in public to become orators and oratresses; 
Strong and sweet shall their tongues be—poems and materials of poems shall come from
    their
	lives—they shall be makers and finders; 
Of them, and of their works, shall emerge divine conveyers, to convey gospels; 
Characters, events, retrospections, shall be convey’d in gospels
—Trees, animals, waters, shall be convey’d, 
Death, the future, the invisible faith, shall all be convey’d.

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Poet: Walt Whitman
Poem: 11. Mediums.
Volume: Leaves of Grass
- 20. Leaves of Grass
Year: Published/Written in 1900
Poem of the Day: May 1 2006
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