Among the men and women the multitude, I perceive one picking me out by secret and divine signs, Acknowledging none else, not parent, wife, husband, brother, child, any nearer than I am Some are baffled, but that one is not -- that one knows me. A lover and perfect equal, I meant that you should discover me by so faint indirections And when I meet you mean to discover you by the like in you.
Portions of this text were used in Idyll by Frederick Delius.
- by Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892), "Among the multitude" [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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