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Calamus 23

Part of the cluster CALAMUS.


THIS moment as I sit alone, yearning and thoughtful, 
 it seems to me there are other men in other  
 lands, yearning and thoughtful;
It seems to me I can look over and behold them, 
 in Germany, Italy, France, Spain—Or far, far  
 away, in China, or in Russia or India—talking  
 other dialects;
And it seems to me if I could know those men better, 
 I should become attached to them, as I do to men  
 in my own lands,
It seems to me they are as wise, beautiful, benevolent, 
 as any in my own lands;
O I know we should be brethren and lovers, I know I should be happy with them.

Part of the cluster CALAMUS.

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