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Behold This Swarthy Face.

Part of the cluster CALAMUS.

Behold this Swarthy Face.

BEHOLD this swarthy face—these gray eyes, This beard—the white wool, unclipt upon my neck, My brown hands, and the silent manner of me, without  
Yet comes one, a Manhattanese, and ever at parting,  
 kisses me lightly on the lips with robust love,
And I, on the crossing of the street, or on the ship's  
 deck, give a kiss in return;
We observe that salute of American comrades, land and  
We are those two natural and nonchalant persons.

Part of the cluster CALAMUS.

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