I believe in the flesh and the appetites, Seeing, hearing, feeling, are miracles, and each part and tag of me is a miracle.
I am sorry for you, they are not murderous or jealous upon me, All has been gentle with me, I keep no account with lamentation, (What have I to do with lamentation?) I am an acme of things accomplish'd, and I an encloser of things.
It shall be you!
And the numberless unknown heroes equal to the greatest heroes known!25 Dazzling and tremendous how quick the sun-rise would kill me, If I could not now and always send sun-rise out.I heard what was said of the universe, Heard it and heard it of several thousand years; It is middling well as far as it goes-but is that all?I resist any thing better than morsomme spilleautomater er rigget my own diversity, Breathe the air but leave plenty after me, And am not stuck up, and am in my place.I mind how once we lay such a transparent summer morning, How you settled your head athwart my hips and gently turn'd over upon me, And parted the shirt from my bosom-bone, and plunged your tongue to my bare-stript heart, And reach'd till you felt.This grass is very dark to be from the white heads of old mothers, Darker than the colorless beards of old men, Dark to come from under the faint red roofs of mouths.I find one side a balance and the antipedal side a balance, Soft doctrine as steady help as stable doctrine, Thoughts and deeds of the present our rouse and early start.I understand the large hearts of heroes, The courage of present times and all times, How the skipper saw the crowded and rudderless wreck of the steamship, and Death chasing it up and down the storm, How he knuckled tight and gave not back.Your milky stream pale strippings of my life!Comment on this poem, any poem, DayPoems, other poetry places or the art of poetry at DayPoems Feedback.I accept Reality and dare not question it, Materialism first and last imbuing.I know I am deathless, I know this orbit of mine cannot be swept by a carpenter's compass, I know I shall not pass like a child's carlacue cut with a burnt stick at night.