Walt Whitman


ONE'S-SELF I sing-a simple, separate Person;

…The Female equally with the male I sing.

Of Life immense in passion, pulse, and power,

Cheerful-for freest action form'd, under the laws divine,

The Modern Man I sing.


For a brief biographical sketch, please click on the following source:

Perspectives in American Literature

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