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To a Common Prostitute.

Part of the cluster AUTUMN RIVULETS.


BE composed—be at ease with me—I am Walt Whitman, liberal  
 and lusty as Nature,
Not till the sun excludes you do I exclude you, Not till the waters refuse to glisten for you and the leaves to rustle  
 for you, do my words refuse to glisten and rustle for you.
  [ begin page 300 ]ppp.00707.308.jpg My girl I appoint with you an appointment, and I charge you that  
 you make preparation to be worthy to meet me,
And I charge you that you be patient and perfect till I come.
Till then I salute you with a significant look that you do not forget  

Part of the cluster AUTUMN RIVULETS.

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