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Walt Whitman - With All Thy Gifts.

WITH all thy gifts, America, 
(Standing secure, rapidly tending, overlooking the world,) 
Power, wealth, extent, vouchsafed to thee—With these, and like of these, vouchsafed
What if one gift thou lackest? (the ultimate human problem never solving;) 
The gift of Perfect Women fit for thee—What of that gift of gifts thou lackest?
The towering Feminine of thee? the beauty, health, completion, fit for thee? 
The Mothers fit for thee?

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Poet: Walt Whitman
Poem: 46. With All Thy Gifts.
Volume: Leaves of Grass
- 20. Leaves of Grass
Year: Published/Written in 1900
Poem of the Day: May 16 2009

Comment 2 of 2, added on March 4th, 2013 at 6:46 AM.

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Sergey from Malta
Comment 1 of 2, added on February 12th, 2005 at 8:31 PM.

if iam understanding this poem correctly, i agree 100% of what he is trying to say. He is direct and gets straight to the point when expressing his opinion.

christine l. from United States

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