Leaves of Grass (1881-82)

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I NEED no assurances, I am a man who is pre-occupied of his
         own soul;
I do not doubt that from under the feet and beside the hands and
         face I am cognizant of, are now looking faces I am not
         cognizant of, calm and actual faces,
I do not doubt but the majesty and beauty of the world are latent
         in any iota of the world,
I do not doubt I am limitless, and that the universes are limitless,
         in vain I try to think how limitless,
I do not doubt that the orbs and the systems of orbs play their
         swift sports through the air on purpose, and that I shall one
         day be eligible to do as much as they, and more than they,
I do not doubt that temporary affairs keep on and on millions of
I do not doubt interiors have their interiors, and exteriors have
         their exteriors, and that the eyesight has another eyesight,
         and the hearing another hearing, and the voice another
I do not doubt that the passionately-wept deaths of young men
         are provided for, and that the deaths of young women and
         the deaths of little children are provided for,
(Did you think Life was so well provided for, and Death, the pur-
         port of all Life, is not well provided for?)
I do not doubt that wrecks at sea, no matter what the horrors of
         them, no matter whose wife, child, husband, father, lover,
         has gone down, are provided for, to the minutest points,
I do not doubt that whatever can possibly happen anywhere at
         any time, is provided for in the inherences of things,
I do not think Life provides for all and for Time and Space, but I
         believe Heavenly Death provides for all.
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