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“One’s-Self I Sing” by Walt Whitman (1819 – 1892)


Here’s an excerpt from Walt Whitman’s #poem, entitled, “One’s-Self I Sing”:

“Of Life immense in passion, pulse, and power,
Cheerful, for freest action form’d under the laws divine,
The Modern Man I sing.”


One’s-Self I sing, a simple separate person, 
Yet utter the word Democratic, the word En-Masse. 

Of physiology from top to toe I sing, 
Not physiognomy alone nor brain alone is worthy for the Muse, I say the Form complete is worthier far, 
The Female equally with the Male I sing. 

Of Life immense in passion, pulse, and power, 
Cheerful, for freest action form’d under the laws divine, 
The Modern Man I sing.

“One’s-Self I Sing” by Walt Whitman

By TDarris

Thinker. Reader. Writer--- of, and about, a plethora of things.

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