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Leaves of Grass 3

Part of the cluster LEAVES OF GRASS.


1 LAWS for Creations, For strong artists and leaders—for fresh broods of  
 teachers, and perfect literats for America,
For diverse savans, and coming musicians.
2All must have reference to the ensemble of the  
 world, and the compact truth of the world;
There shall be no subject too pronounced—All works  
 shall illustrate the divine law of indirections.
3What do you suppose creation is? What do you suppose will satisfy the Soul, except to  
 walk free, and own no superior?
What do you suppose I have intimated to you in a  
 hundred ways, but that man or woman is as  
 good as God?
And that there is no God any more divine than Your- 
And that that is what the oldest and newest myths  
 finally mean?
And that you or any one must approach Creations  
 through such laws?

Part of the cluster LEAVES OF GRASS.

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