Walt Whitman: “I Resign Myself to You Also”

Photographer Unknown, (The Beach Lifeguard)

You sea! I resign myself to you also-
I guess what you mean,
I behold from the beach your crooked fingers,
I believe you refuse to go back without feeling of me.
We must have a turn together,
I undress, hurry me out of sight of the land,
Cushion me soft, rock me billowy drowse,
Dash me with amorous wet, I can repay you.

—Walt Whitman, “Song of Myself”

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