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Walt Whitman (1819–1892).  Leaves of Grass.  1900.

1. One’s-Self 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.         5
Of Life immense in passion, pulse, and power, 
Cheerful—for freest action form’d, under the laws divine, 
The Modern Man I sing. 


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