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Me Imperturbe

Me Imperturbe

ME imperturbe, standing at ease in Nature,
Master of all, or mistress of all-aplomb in the midst of irrational things,
Imbued as they-passive, receptive, silent as they,
Finding my occupation, poverty, notoriety, foibles, crimes, less important than I thought;

Me private, or public, or menial, or solitary-all these subordinate, (I am eternally
equal
with
the best-I am not subordinate;)
Me toward the Mexican Sea, or in the Mannahatta, or the Tennessee, or far north, or
inland,
A river man, or a man of the woods, or of any farm-life in These States, or of the coast,
or
the
lakes, or Kanada,
Me, wherever my life is lived, O to be self-balanced for contingencies!
O to confront night, storms, hunger, ridicule, accidents, rebuffs, as the trees and
animals do.



Poem Me Imperturbe - Walt Whitman
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