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To Rich Givers


WHAT you give me, I cheerfully accept, A little sustenance, a hut and garden, a little money—  
 these, as I rendezvous with my poems,
A traveler's lodging and breakfast as I journey through  
 The States—Why should I be ashamed to own  
 such gifts? Why to advertise for them?
For I myself am not one who bestows nothing upon  
 man and woman;
For I bestow upon any man or woman the entrance to  
 all the gifts of the universe.
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