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City of Orgies.

Part of the cluster CALAMUS.


CITY of orgies, walks and joys, City whom that I have lived and sung in your midst will one day  
 make you illustrious,
Not the pageants of you, not your shifting tableaus, your specta- 
 cles, repay me,
Not the interminable rows of your houses, nor the ships at the  
Nor the processions in the streets, nor the bright windows with  
 goods in them,
Nor to converse with learn'd persons, or bear my share in the soiree  
 or feast;
Not those, but as I pass O Manhattan, your frequent and swift  
 flash of eyes offering me love,
Offering response to my own—these repay me, Lovers, continual lovers, only repay me.

Part of the cluster CALAMUS.

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