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Preface to Leaves of Grass, by Walt Whitman

To carry on the heave of impulse and pierce the intellectual depths and give all subjects their articulations are powers neither common nor very uncommon. But to speak in literature with the perfect rectitude and insouciance of the movement of animals and the unimpeachableness of the sentiment of trees in the woods and grass by the roadside is the flawless triumph of art.

A great poem is no finish to a man or woman, but rather a beginning.

The English language is the medium that shall well nigh express the inexpressable.
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