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Enfans D'adam 6

Part of the cluster Enfans d'Adam.


1O FURIOUS! O confine me not! (What is this that frees me so in storms? What do my shouts amid lightnings and raging winds  
  [ begin page 308 ]ppp.01500.316.jpg 2O to drink the mystic deliria deeper than any other  
O savage and tender achings! (I bequeath them to you, my children, I tell them to you, for reasons, O bridegroom and  
3O to be yielded to you, whoever you are, and you to  
 be yielded me, in defiance of the world!
(Know, I am a man, attracting, at any time, her I but  
 look upon, or touch with the tips of my fingers,
Or that touches my face, or leans against me.)
4O to return to Paradise! O to draw you to me—to plant on you, for the first  
 time, the lips of a determined man!
O rich and feminine! O to show you to realize the  
 blood of life for yourself, whoever you are—and  
 no matter when and where you live.
5O the puzzle—the thrice-tied knot—the deep and  
 dark pool! O all untied and illumined!
O to speed where there is space enough and air  
 enough at last!
O to be absolved from previous follies and degrada- 
 tions—I from mine, and you from yours!
O to find a new unthought-of nonchalance with the  
 best of nature!
O to have the gag removed from one's mouth! O to have the feeling, to-day or any day, I am suffi- 
 cient as I am!
6O something unproved! something in a trance! O madness amorous! O trembling!   [ begin page 309 ]ppp.01500.317.jpg O to escape utterly from others' anchors and holds! To drive free! to love free! to dash reckless and  
To court destruction with taunts—with invitations! To ascend—to leap to the heavens of the love  
 indicated to me!
To rise thither with my inebriate Soul! To be lost, if it must be so! To feed the remainder of life with one hour of ful- 
 ness and freedom!
With one brief hour of madness and joy.

Part of the cluster Enfans d'Adam.

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