201. American Feuillage AMERICA always!
Always our own feuillage! Always Florida's green peninsula! Always the priceless delta of
202. Out From Behind His Mask OUT from behind this bending, rough-cut Mask,
(All straighter, liker Masks rejected--this preferr'd,) This common curtain of the face, contain'd in me for me, in you for
203. A Farm-picture THROUGH the ample open door of the peaceful country barn,
A sun-lit pasture field, with cattle and horses feeding; And haze, and vista, and the far horizon, fading away.
204. Thought OF obedience, faith, adhesiveness;
As I stand aloof and look, there is to me something profoundly affecting in large masses of men, following the lead of those
205. Myself And Mine MYSELF and mine gymnastic ever,
To stand the cold or heat--to take good aim with a gun--to sail a boat--to manage horses--to beget superb children,
206. God THOUGHT of the Infinite--the All!
Be thou my God.
207. 1861 ARMâ??D year! year of the struggle!
No dainty rhymes or sentimental love verses for you, terrible year! Not you as some pale poetling, seated at a desk, lisping cadenzas
208. Eidà³lons I MET a Seer,
Passing the hues and objects of the world, The fields of art and learning, pleasure, sense,
209. From My Last Years FROM my last years, last thoughts I here bequeath,
Scatter'd and dropt, in seeds, and wafted to the West, Through moisture of Ohio, prairie soil of Illinois--through Colorado,
210. I Saw In Louisiana A Live Oak Growing I SAW in Louisiana a live-oak growing,
All alone stood it, and the moss hung down from the branches; Without any companion it grew there, uttering joyous leaves of dark
211. Locations And Times LOCATIONS and times--what is it in me that meets them all, whenever
and wherever, and makes me at home? Forms, colors, densities, odors--what is it in me that corresponds
212. A Paumanok Picture TWO boats with nets lying off the sea-beach, quite still,
Ten fishermen waiting--they discover a thick school of mossbonkers-- they drop the join'd seine-ends in the water,
213. Ethiopia Saluting The Colors WHO are you, dusky woman, so ancient, hardly human,
With your woolly-white and turban'd head, and bare bony feet? Why, rising by the roadside here, do you the colors greet?
214. A Riddle Song rpest ear, unform'd in clearest eye or cunningest mind,
Nor lore nor fame, nor happiness nor wealth, And yet the pulse of every heart and life throughout the world
215. Darest Thou Now, O Soul DAREST thou now, O Soul,
Walk out with me toward the Unknown Region, Where neither ground is for the feet, nor any path to follow?
216. Lo! Victress On The Peaks LO! Victress on the peaks!
Where thou, with mighty brow, regarding the world, (The world, O Libertad, that vainly conspired against thee;)
217. A Clear Midnight THIS is thy hour O Soul, thy free flight into the wordless,
Away from books, away from art, the day erased, the lesson done, Thee fully forth emerging, silent, gazing, pondering the themes thou
218. All Is Truth O ME, man of slack faith so long!
Standing aloof--denying portions so long; Only aware to-day of compact, all-diffused truth;
219. Sea-shore Memories OUT of the cradle endlessly rocking,
Out of the mocking-bird's throat, the musical shuttle, Out of the Ninth-month midnight,
220. A Proadway Pageant OVER the western sea, hither from Niphon come,
Courteous, the swart-cheek'd two-sworded envoys, Leaning back in their open barouches, bare-headed, impassive,
221. The Base Of All Metaphysics AND now, gentlemen,
A word I give to remain in your memories and minds, As base, and finale too, for all metaphysics.
223. Still, Though The One I Sing STILL, though the one I sing,
(One, yet of contradictions made,) I dedicate to Nationality, I leave in him Revolt, (O latent right of insurrection! O quenchless,
224. Song Of Myself, I I Celebrate myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.
225. Thoughts OF ownership--As if one fit to own things could not at pleasure enter
upon all, and incorporate them into himself or herself.
226. Song Of The Open Road AFOOT and light-hearted, I take to the open road,
Healthy, free, the world before me, The long brown path before me, leading wherever I choose.
227. Fast Anchor'd, Eternal, O Love FAST-ANCHOR'D, eternal, O love! O woman I love!
O bride! O wife! more resistless than I can tell, the thought of you! --Then separate, as disembodied, or another born,
228. Song Of Myself, Xi Twenty-eight young men bathe by the shore,
Twenty-eight young men and all so friendly; Twenty-eight years of womanly life and all so lonesome.
229. Excelsior WHO has gone farthest? For lo! have not I gone farther?
And who has been just? For I would be the most just person of the earth;
230. Wandering At Morn WANDERING at morn,
Emerging from the night, from gloomy thoughts--thee in my thoughts, Yearning for thee, harmonious Union! thee, Singing Bird divine!
231. Starting From Paumanok STARTING from fish-shape Paumanok, where I was born,
Well-begotten, and rais'd by a perfect mother; After roaming many lands--lover of populous pavements;
232. From Paumanok Starting FROM Paumanock starting, I fly like a bird,
Around and around to soar, to sing the idea of all; To the north betaking myself, to sing there arctic songs,
233. To A Foil'd European Revolutionaire COURAGE yet! my brother or my sister!
Keep on! Liberty is to be subserv'd, whatever occurs; That is nothing, that is quell'd by one or two failures, or any
234. Behavior BEHAVIOR--fresh, native, copious, each one for himself or herself,
Nature and the Soul expressed--America and freedom expressed--In it the finest art,
235. O Living Always--always Dying O LIVING always--always dying!
O the burials of me, past and present! O me, while I stride ahead, material, visible, imperious as ever!
236. Hush'd Be The Camps To-day HUSH'D be the camps to-day;
And, soldiers, let us drape our war-worn weapons; And each with musing soul retire, to celebrate,
237. Over The Carnage OVER the carnage rose prophetic a voice,
Be not dishearten'd--Affection shall solve the problems of Freedom yet;
238. Earth! My Likeness! EARTH! my likeness!
Though you look so impassive, ample and spheric there, I now suspect that is not all;
239. A Hand-mirror HOLD it up sternly! See this it sends back! (Who is it? Is it you?)
Outside fair costume--within ashes and filth, No more a flashing eye--no more a sonorous voice or springy step;
240. Now Finale To The Shore NOW finale to the shore!
Now, land and life, finale, and farewell! Now Voyager depart! (much, much for thee is yet in store;)
241. By Broad Potomac's Shore BY broad Potomac's shore--again, old tongue!
(Still uttering--still ejaculating--canst never cease this babble?) Again, old heart so gay--again to you, your sense, the full flush
242. Bivouac On A Mountain Side I see before me now a traveling army halting,
Below a fertile valley spread, with barns and the orchards of summer, Behind, the terraced sides of a mountain, abrupt, in places rising high,