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Walt Whitman - Gods.

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THOUGHT of the Infinite—the All! 
Be thou my God. 
  
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Lover Divine, and Perfect Comrade! 
Waiting, content, invisible yet, but certain, 
Be thou my God.
  
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Thou—thou, the Ideal Man! 
Fair, able, beautiful, content, and loving, 
Complete in Body, and dilate in Spirit, 
Be thou my God. 
  
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O Death—(for Life has served its turn;)
Opener and usher to the heavenly mansion! 
Be thou my God. 
  
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Aught, aught, of mightiest, best, I see, conceive, or know, 
(To break the stagnant tie—thee, thee to free, O Soul,) 
Be thou my God.
  
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Or thee, Old Cause, when’er advancing; 
All great Ideas, the races’ aspirations, 
All that exalts, releases thee, my Soul! 
All heroisms, deeds of rapt enthusiasts, 
Be ye my Gods!
  
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Or Time and Space! 
Or shape of Earth, divine and wondrous! 
Or shape in I myself—or some fair shape, I, viewing, worship, 
Or lustrous orb of Sun, or star by night: 
Be ye my Gods.

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Poet: Walt Whitman
Poem: 25. Gods.
Volume: Leaves of Grass
- 20. Leaves of Grass
Year: Published/Written in 1900
Poem of the Day: May 2 2008

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