Walt Whitman

Of The Visage Of Things

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






OF the visages of things--And of piercing through to the accepted
  hells beneath;
  Of ugliness--To me there is just as much in it as there is in
  beauty--And now the ugliness of human beings is acceptable to
  me;
  Of detected persons--To me, detected persons are not, in any respect,
  worse than undetected persons--and are not in any respect worse
  than I am myself;
  Of criminals--To me, any judge, or any juror, is equally criminal--
  and any reputable person is also--and the President is also.

© Poetry.com