351. One’s Self I Sing One's-Self I sing, a simple separate person,
Yet utter the word Democratic, the word En-Masse.Of physiology from top to toe I sing,
352. On The Beach At Night, Alone On the beach at night alone,
As the old mother sways her to and fro, singing her husky song, As I watch the bright stars shining-I think a thought of the clef of the universes, and of the future.
353. O Me! O Life! O me! O life!… of the questions of these recurring;
Of the endless trains of the faithless-of cities fill'd with the foolish; Of myself forever reproaching myself, (for who more foolish than I, and who more faithless?)
354. O Captain! My Captain! O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done,
The ship has weathered every rack, the prize we sought is won,The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
355. Mannahatta I was asking for something specific and perfect for my city,
Whereupon, lo! upsprang the aboriginal name!
356. I Sit And Look Out I sit and look out upon all the sorrows of the world, and upon all
oppression and shame;I hear secret convulsive sobs from young men, at anguish with
358. I Hear America Singing I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear;
Those of mechanics-each one singing his, as it should be, blithe and strong; The carpenter singing his, as he measures his plank or beam,
359. I Am He That Aches With Amorous Love I am he that aches with amorous love;
Does the earth gravitate? Does not all matter, aching, attract all matter?So the Body of me, to all I meet, or know.
360. Here, Sailor What ship, puzzled at sea, cons for the true reckoning?
Or, coming in, to avoid the bars, and follow the channel, a perfect pilot needs?Here, sailor! Here, ship! take aboard the most perfect pilot,
361. Had I The Choice Had I the choice to tally greatest bards,
To limn their portraits, stately, beautiful, and emulate at will,Homer with all his wars and warriors-Hector, Achilles, Ajax,
362. From Pent-up Aching Rivers From pent-up aching rivers,
From that of myself without which I were nothing,From what I am determin'd to make illustrious, even if I stand sole