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Leaves of Grass

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Author: Walt Whitman
Published: 1891
Language: English
Wordcount: 121,179 / 199 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67.5
LoC Category: PS
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 35,941
mnybks.net#: 7415
Origin: gutenberg.org

One of the best known American poems.

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rt and learning, pleasure, sense,

To glean eidolons.

Put in thy chants said he,
No more the puzzling hour nor day, nor segments, parts, put in, Put first before the rest as light for all and entrance-song of all,

That of eidolons.

Ever the dim beginning,
Ever the growth, the rounding of the circle,
Ever the summit and the merge at last, (to surely start again,)

Eidolons! eidolons!

Ever the mutable,
Ever materials, changing, crumbling, re-cohering,
Ever the ateliers, the factories divine,

Issuing eidolons.

Lo, I or you,
Or woman, man, or state, known or unknown,
We seeming solid wealth, strength, beauty build,

But really build eidolons.

The ostent evanescent,
The substance of an artist's mood or savan's studies long,
Or warrior's, martyr's, hero's toils,

To fashion his eidolon.

Of every human life,
(The units gather'd, posted, not a thought, emotion, deed, le

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2008.07.04
Arijit Ghosh
*****

It possesses strong enchanting power of captivating the mind of the reader.


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