Friday, November 5, 2010

among the multitude

Among the Multitude

Among the men and women the multitude
I perceive one picking me out by secret and divine signs,
Acknowledging none else, not parent, wife, husband, brother, child,
any nearer than I am,
Some are baffled, but that one is not - that one knows me.

Ah lover and perfect equal,
I meant that you should discover me so by faint indirections,
And when I meet you mean to discover you by the like in you.

           - Walt Whitman (1819-1892)

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