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Of the Visage of Things

Of the Visage of Things

OF the visages of things-And of piercing through to the accepted hells beneath;
Of ugliness-To me there is just as much in it as there is in beauty-And now the
ugliness of human beings is acceptable to me;
Of detected persons-To me, detected persons are not, in any respect, worse than
undetected
persons-and are not in any respect worse than I am myself;
Of criminals-To me, any judge, or any juror, is equally criminal-and any
reputable
person is also-and the President is also.



Poem Of the Visage of Things - Walt Whitman