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Of Him I Love Day and Night

Part of the cluster CALAMUS.

Of Him I Love Day and Night.

OF him I love day and night, I dream'd I heard he was  
And I dream'd I went where they had buried him I love  
 —but he was not in that place;
And I dream'd I wander'd, searching among burial- 
 places, to find him;
And I found that every place was a burial-place; The houses full of life were equally full of death, (this  
 house is now;)
The streets, the shipping, the places of amusement,  
 the Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, the Manna- 
 hatta, were as full of the dead as of the living,
And fuller, O vastly fuller, of the dead than of the  
—And what I dream'd I will henceforth tell to every  
 person and age,
And I stand henceforth bound to what I dream'd; And now I am willing to disregard burial-places, and  
 dispense with them;
And if the memorials of the dead were put up indif- 
 ferently everywhere, even in the room where I  
 eat or sleep, I should be satisfied;
And if the corpse of any one I love, or if my own  
 corpse, be duly render'd to powder, and pour'd  
 in the sea, I shall be satisfied;
Or if it be distributed to the winds, I shall be sat- 

Part of the cluster CALAMUS.

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