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Quicksand Years

QUICKSAND years that whirl me I know not whither,
Your schemes, politics, fail-lines give way-substances mock and elude me;
Only the theme I sing, the great and strong-possess’d Soul, eludes not;
One’s-self must never give way-that is the final substance-that out of all
is
sure;
Out of politics, triumphs, battles, life-what at last finally remains?
When shows break up, what but One’s-Self is sure?


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Poem Quicksand Years - Walt Whitman