One's‑Self I sing
One's-Self I sing -- a simple, [separate]1 Person;
Yet utter the word Democratic, the word En-masse.
Of Physiology from top to toe I sing;
Not physiognomy alone, nor brain alone, is worthy for the muse --
I say the Form complete is worthier far;
The Female equally with the male I sing.
Of Life immense in passion, pulse, and power,
Cheerful -- for freest action form'd, under the laws divine,
The Modern Man I sing.
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1 Fine: "sep'rate"
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