A Promise To California

Walt Whitman

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A PROMISE to California,
Also to the great Pastoral Plains, and for Oregon:
Sojourning east a while longer, soon I travel toward you, to remain,
to teach robust American love;
For I know very well that I and robust love belong among you, inland,
and along the Western Sea;
For These States tend inland, and toward the Western Sea--and I will

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  • RYCDoraeczer

    What a beautiful poem, it really conveys a sense of adventure and a deep love for the American land. Anyone know the inspiration behind it?