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Enfans D'adam 7

Part of the cluster Enfans d'Adam.


YOU and I—what the earth is, we are, We two—how long we were fooled! Now delicious, transmuted, swiftly we escape, as  
 Nature escapes,
We are Nature—long have we been absent, but now  
 we return,
We become plants, leaves, foliage, roots, bark, We are bedded in the ground—we are rocks, We are oaks—we grow in the openings side by side, We browse—we are two among the wild herds, 
 spontaneous as any,
We are two fishes swimming in the sea together, We are what the locust blossoms are—we drop scent around the lanes, mornings and evenings, We are also the coarse smut of beasts, vegetables, 
  [ begin page 310 ]ppp.01500.318.jpg We are what the flowing wet of the Tennessee is— 
 we are two peaks of the Blue Mountains, rising  
 up in Virginia,
We are two predatory hawks—we soar above and  
 look down,
We are two resplendent suns—we it is who balance  
 ourselves orbic and stellar—we are as two  
We prowl fanged and four-footed in the woods—we  
 spring on prey;
We are two clouds, forenoons and afternoons, driving  
We are seas mingling—we are two of those cheerful  
 waves, rolling over each other, and interwetting  
 each other,
We are what the atmosphere is, transparent, receptive, 
 pervious, impervious,
We are snow, rain, cold, darkness—we are each  
 product and influence of the globe,
We have circled and circled till we have arrived  
 home again—we two have,
We have voided all but freedom, and all but our  
 own joy.

Part of the cluster Enfans d'Adam.

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