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Leaves of Grass 2

Part of the cluster LEAVES OF GRASS.


FORMS, qualities, lives, humanity, language, thoughts, The ones known, and the ones unknown—the ones on  
 the stars,
The stars themselves, some shaped, others unshaped, Wonders as of those countries—the soil, trees, cities,  
 inhabitants, whatever they may be,
Splendid suns, the moons and rings, the countless  
 combinations and effects;
Such-like, and as good as such-like, visible here or  
 anywhere, stand provided for in a handful of  
 space, which I extend my arm and half enclose  
 with my hand;
That contains the start of each and all—the virtue,  
 the germs of all.

Part of the cluster LEAVES OF GRASS.

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