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The Prairie-Grass Dividing.

Part of the cluster CALAMUS.


THE prairie-grass dividing, its special odor breathing, I demand of it the spiritual corresponding, Demand the most copious and close companionship of men, Demand the blades to rise of words, acts, beings, Those of the open atmosphere, coarse, sunlit, fresh, nutritious, Those that go their own gait, erect, stepping with freedom and  
 command, leading not following,
Those with a never-quell'd audacity, those with sweet and lusty  
 flesh clear of taint,
Those that look carelessly in the faces of Presidents and governors,  
 as to say Who are you?
Those of earth-born passion, simple, never constrain'd, never  
Those of inland America.

Part of the cluster CALAMUS.

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