Fluent, luxuriant, self-content, fond of persons and places, Fond of fish-shape Paumanok, where I was born, Fond of the sea lusty-begotten and various, Boy of the Mannahatta, the city of ships, my city, Or raised inland, or of the south savannas, Or full-breath don Californian air, or Texan or Cuban air, Tallying, vocalizing all resounding Niagara resounding Missouri, Or rude in my home in Kanuck woods, Or wandering and hunting, my drink water, my diet meat, Or withdrawn to muse and meditate in some deep recess, Far from the clank of crowds, an interval passing, rapt and happy, Stars, vapor, snow, the hills, rocks, the Fifth Month flowers, my .
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