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We Two—how Long We Were Fool'd.

Part of the cluster CHILDREN OF ADAM.


WE two—how long we were fool'd! Now transmuted, we swiftly escape, as Nature escapes; We are Nature—long have we been absent, but now we  
We become plants, leaves, foliage, roots, bark; We are bedded in the ground—we are rocks; We are oaks—we grow in the openings side by side; We browse—we are two among the wild herds, spon- 
 taneous as any;
  [ begin page 115 ]ppp.00270.117.jpg We are two fishes swimming in the sea together; We are what the locust blossoms are—we drop scent  
 around the lanes, mornings and evenings;
We are also the coarse smut of beasts, vegetables,  
We are two predatory hawks—we soar above, and look  
We are two resplendent suns—we it is who balance  
 ourselves, orbic and stellar—we are as two  
We prowl fang'd and four-footed in the woods—we  
 spring on prey;
We are two clouds, forenoons and afternoons, driving  
We are seas mingling—we are two of those cheerful  
 waves, rolling over each other, and interwetting  
 each other;
We are what the atmosphere is, transparent, receptive,  
 pervious, impervious:
We are snow, rain, cold, darkness—we are each product  
 and influence of the globe;
We have circled and circled till we have arrived home  
 again—we two have;
We have voided all but freedom, and all but our own  

Part of the cluster CHILDREN OF ADAM.

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