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Crossing Brooklyn Ferry (excerpt)

Walt Whitman

Flood-tide below me! I see you face to face!
Clouds of the west—sun there half and hour high—I see you also 
     face to face.
Crowds of men and women attired in the usual costumes, how
     curious you are to me!
On the ferry boats, the hundreds and hundreds that cross,
     returning home, are more curious to me than you suppose,
And you that shall cross from shore to shore years hence are more
to me, and more in my meditations, than you might suppose.

 

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