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Germs

FORMS, qualities, lives, humanity, language, thoughts,
The ones known, and the ones unknown-the ones on the stars,
The stars themselves, some shaped, others unshaped,
Wonders as of those countries-the soil, trees, cities, inhabitants, whatever they may
be,
Splendid suns, the moons and rings, the countless combinations and effects;
Such-like, and as good as such-like, visible here or anywhere, stand provided for in a
handful
of space, which I extend my arm and half enclose with my hand;
That contains the start of each and all-the virtue, the germs of all.


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Poem Germs - Walt Whitman