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To Rich Givers

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


  WHAT you give me, I cheerfully accept,
  A little sustenance, a hut and garden, a little money--these, as I
  rendezvous with my poems;
  A traveler's lodging and breakfast as I journey through The States--
  Why should I be ashamed to own such gifts? Why to advertise for
  them?
  For I myself am not one who bestows nothing upon man and woman;
  For I bestow upon any man or woman the entrance to all the gifts of
  the universe.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Walt Whitman

Walter "Walt" Whitman was an American poet, essayist and journalist. more…

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