Walt Whitman

What Am I, After All?

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







  WHAT am I, after all, but a child, pleas'd with the sound of my own
  name? repeating it over and over;
  I stand apart to hear--it never tires me.

  To you, your name also;
  Did you think there was nothing but two or three pronunciations in
  the sound of your name?

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