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Facing West From California's Shores

Part of the cluster CHILDREN OF ADAM.


FACING west, from California's shores, Inquiring, tireless, seeking what is yet unfound, I, a child, very old, over waves, towards the house of  
 maternity, the land of migrations, look afar,
Look off the shores of my Western Sea—the circle  
 almost circled;
For, starting westward from Hindustan, from the vales  
 of Kashmere,
From Asia—from the north—from the God, the sage,  
 and the hero,
From the south—from the flowery peninsulas, and the  
 spice islands;
Long having wander'd since—round the earth having  
Now I face home again—very pleas'd and joyous; (But where is what I started for, so long ago? And why is it yet unfound?)

Part of the cluster CHILDREN OF ADAM.

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