by Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

Among the multitude
Language: English 
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.


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Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2005-10-15
Line count: 7
Word count: 74