Are You The New Person, Drawn Toward Me?

Walt Whitman

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ARE you the new person drawn toward me?
To begin with, take warning--I am surely far different from what you
suppose;
Do you suppose you will find in me your ideal?
Do you think it so easy to have me become your lover?
Do you think the friendship of me would be unalloy'd satisfaction?
Do you think I am trusty and faithful?
Do you see no further than this fa├žade--this smooth and tolerant
manner of me?
Do you suppose yourself advancing on real ground toward a real heroic
man?
Have you no thought, O dreamer, that it may be all maya, illusion?

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  • silkelongstaff1

    WOW, READING THIS POEM REALLY TOOK ME BACK! READ THIS ONE BY WALT WHITMAN WHEN I WAS YOUNGER. STILL AS DEEP AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING AS EVER. LOVE HIS WORK! SPELLBOUND BY THESE WORDS, EVEN NOW!