One's-Self I Sing
Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass (Philadelphia: David McKay, 1891-92): 9. PS 3201 1891 Robarts Library.
1One's-Self I sing, a simple separate person,
2Yet utter the word Democratic, the word En-Masse.
3Of physiology from top to toe I sing,
4Not physiognomy alone nor brain alone is worthy for the Muse, I say the Form complete is worthier far,
5The Female equally with the Male I sing.
6Of Life immense in passion, pulse, and power,
7Cheerful, for freest action form'd under the laws divine,
8The Modern Man I sing.
4] physiognomy: the study of how to derive character from facial features. Back to Line
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