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Long, Too Long, O Land!

Walt Whitman 1819 (West Hills) – 1892 (Camden)




  LONG, too long, O land,
  Traveling roads all even and peaceful, you learn'd from joys and
  prosperity only;
  But now, ah now, to learn from crises of anguish--advancing,
  grappling with direst fate, and recoiling not;
  And now to conceive, and show to the world, what your children
  en-masse really are;
  (For who except myself has yet conceiv'd what your children en-masse
  really are?)

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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