Having pried through the strata, analyzed to a hair, counsel'd with doctors and calculated close, I find no sweeter fat than sticks to my own bones.
The young men float on their backs, their white bellies bulge to the sun, they do not ask who seizes fast to them, They do not know who puffs and declines with pendant and bending arch, They do not think whom they souse with spray.
Vivas to those who have fail'd!Why should I venerate and be ceremonious?Are you the President?We have thus far exhausted trillions of winters and summers, There are trillions ahead, and trillions ahead of them.50 There is that in me-I do not know what it is-but I know it is.Does the daylight astonish?41 I am he bringing help for the sick as they pant on their backs, And for strong upright men I bring yet more needed help.Wherever he goes men and women accept and desire him, They desire he should like them, touch them, speak to them, stay with them.Night of south winds-night of the large few stars!They were the glory of the race of rangers, Matchless with horse, rifle, song, supper, courtship, Large, turbulent, generous, handsome, proud, and affectionate, Bearded, sunburnt, drest spilleautomat spill for mac, usa in the free costume of hunters, Not a single one over thirty years of age.Myself moving forward then and now and forever, Gathering and showing more always and with velocity, Infinite and omnigenous, and the like of these among them, Not too exclusive toward the reachers of my remembrancers, Picking out here one that I love, and now.Not a cholera patient lies at the last gasp but I also lie at the last gasp, My face is ash-color'd, my sinews gnarl, away from me people retreat.
43 I do not despise you priests, all time, the world over, My faith is the greatest of faiths and the least of faiths, Enclosing worship ancient and modern and all between ancient and modern, Believing I shall come again upon the earth after five.
See ever so far, there is limitless space outside of that, Count ever so much, there is limitless time around that.
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Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.) I concentrate toward them that are nigh, I wait on the door-slab.
Long live exact demonstration!What behaved well in the past or behaves well to-day is not such wonder, The wonder is always and always how there can be a mean man or an infidel.What is commonest, cheapest, nearest, easiest, is Me, Me going in for my chances, spending for vast returns, Adorning myself to bestow myself on the first that will take me, Not asking the sky to come down to my good will, Scattering it freely forever.The soldier camp'd or upon the march is mine, On the night ere the pending battle many seek me, and I do not fail them, On that solemn night (it may be their last) those that know me seek.33 Space and Time!Or I guess it is the handkerchief of the Lord, A scented gift and remembrancer designedly dropt, Bearing the owner's name someway in the corners, that we may see and remark, and say Whose?One of that centripetal and centrifugal gang I turn and talk like man leaving charges before a journey.