To A President

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




   ALL you are doing and saying is to America dangled mirages,
   You have not learn'd of Nature--of the politics of Nature, you have
         not learn'd the great amplitude, rectitude, impartiality;
   You have not seen that only such as they are for These States,
   And that what is less than they, must sooner or later lift off from
         These States.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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