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Leaves of Grass 4

Part of the cluster LEAVES OF GRASS.


1 POETS to come! Not to-day is to justify me, and Democracy, and what  
 we are for;
M   [ begin page 318 ]ppp.00473.318.jpg But you, a new brood, native, athletic, continental, 
 greater than before known,
You must justify me.
2I but write one or two indicative words for the  
I but advance a moment, only to wheel and hurry back  
 in the darkness.
3I am a man who, sauntering along, without fully  
 stopping, turns a casual look upon you, and  
 then averts his face,
Leaving it to you to prove and define it, Expecting the main things from you.

Part of the cluster LEAVES OF GRASS.

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