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Me Imperturbe.

Part of the cluster LEAVES OF GRASS.


ME imperturbe, standing at ease in Nature, Master of all, or mistress of all—aplomb in the midst  
 of irrational things,
Imbued as they—passive, receptive, silent as they, Finding my occupation, poverty, notoriety, foibles,  
 crimes, less important than I thought;
  [ begin page 190 ]ppp.00270.192.jpg Me private, or public, or menial, or solitary—all these  
 subordinate, (I am eternally equal with the best  
 —I am not subordinate;)
Me toward the Mexican Sea, or in the Mannahatta, or  
 the Tennessee, or far north, or inland,
A river man, or a man of the woods, or of any farm-life  
 of These States, or of the coast, or the lakes, or  
Me, wherever my life is lived, O to be self-balanced for  
O to confront night, storms, hunger, ridicule, accidents,  
 rebuffs, as the trees and animals do.

Part of the cluster LEAVES OF GRASS.

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