Thursday, May 17, 2012

A Poem for Thursday: "I Sing the Body Electric", 4. - Walt Whitman

I Sing the Body Electric
Walt Whitman


I have perceived that to be with those I like is enough,
To stop in company with the rest at evening is enough,
To be surrounded by beautiful, curious, breathing, laughing flesh is enough,
To pass among them or touch any one, or rest my arem ever so lightly round his or her neck for a moment, what is this then?

There is something in staying close to men and women and looking on them, and in the contact and odor of them, that pleases the soul well,
All things please the soul, but these please the soul well.

"Many Reunions" - Biran Kershisnik source

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