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Roots and Leaves Themselves Alone.

Part of the cluster CALAMUS.


ROOTS and leaves themselves alone are these, Scents brought to men and women from the wild woods and  
  [ begin page 104 ]ppp.01663.110.jpg Breast-sorrel and pinks of love, fingers that wind around tighter  
 than vines,
Gushes from the throats of birds hid in the foliage of trees as the  
 sun is risen,
Breezes of land and love set from living shores to you on the living  
 sea, to you O sailors!
Frost-mellow'd berries and Third-month twigs offer'd fresh to  
  young persons wandering out in the fields when the winter  
 breaks up,
Love-buds put before you and within you whoever you are, Buds to be unfolded on the old terms, If you bring the warmth of the sun to them they will open and  
 bring form, color, perfume, to you,
If you become the aliment and the wet they will become flowers,  
 fruits, tall branches and trees.

Part of the cluster CALAMUS.

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