?

Log in

No account? Create an account
 
 
14 March 2004 @ 07:42 pm
Walt Whitman's "To a Stranger"  
Passing Stranger! you do not know how longingly I look upon you,
You must be he I was seeking, or she I was seeking, (it comes to me, as of a dream,)
I have somewhere surely lived a life of joy with you,
All is recall'd as we flit by each other, fluid, affectionate, chaste, matured,
You grew up with me, were a boy with me, or a girl with me,
I ate with you, and slept with you--your body has become not yours only, nor left my body mine only,
You give me the pleasure of your eyes, face, flesh, as we pass--you take of my beard, breast, hands, in return,
I am not to speak to you--I am to think of you when I sit alone, or wake at night alone,
I am to wait--I do not doubt I am to meet you again,
I am to see to it that I do not lose you.

-Walt Whitman
 
 
Current Mood: exhaustedbleeding, literally.
 
 
 
The Aficionado Of Offenseiori_yagami on March 14th, 2004 05:43 pm (UTC)
we wait and watch
staring into the stars
watching and waiting
till the sun comes home
virtualrich on March 14th, 2004 07:44 pm (UTC)
Hey. Woah. There you are. I'd wondered what happened to you.

Like the poem too. It speaks many things.
Victoriabikutoria on March 14th, 2004 07:45 pm (UTC)
Eh? I thought you were cleaning out your friends list?
virtualrich on March 14th, 2004 09:29 pm (UTC)
I changed my mind.
Victoria: Cutie. [bikutoria]bikutoria on March 15th, 2004 03:26 pm (UTC)
Ah, the best prerogative of all - to change one's own mind ;)
Icons & Skribbles..viridian_zephyr on March 16th, 2004 04:57 pm (UTC)
La la
That is a very pretty poem. It's L. Penguin, one of the authors on FF.NET. Found your livejournal and thought I might comment a bit. =)
Victoria: Cutie. [bikutoria]bikutoria on March 16th, 2004 05:49 pm (UTC)
Re: La la
LP! You've got good timing there, or else LJ's timing on e-mail notifications is screwy. I just figured out that you had added me (I am always so, so happy to find FF.net authors on here) and commented a bit in your own journal. :)