Come, said my Soul

by Walt Whitman

Come, said my Soul,
Such verses for my Body let us write, (for we are one,)
That should I after death invisibly return,
Or, long, long hence, in other spheres,
There to some group of mates the chants resuming,
(Tallying Earth's soil, trees, winds, tumultuous waves,)
Ever with pleas'd smile I may keep on,
Ever and ever yet the verses owning---as, first, I hear and now,
Signing for Soul and Body, set to them my name,

photo by Barbara Mensch

Walt Whitman said that the Brooklyn Bridge was “the best, most effective medicine my soul has yet partaken”.


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