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This Moment, Yearning and Thoughtful

This Moment, Yearning and Thoughtful

THIS moment yearning and thoughtful, sitting alone,
It seems to me there are other men in other lands, yearning and thoughtful;
It seems to me I can look over and behold them, in Germany, Italy, France, Spain-or far,
far
away,
in China, or in Russia or India-talking other dialects;
And it seems to me if I could know those men, I should become attached to them, as I do to
men
in my
own lands;
O I know we should be brethren and lovers,
I know I should be happy with them.



Poem This Moment, Yearning and Thoughtful - Walt Whitman