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Quote, July 25, 2011 - Miracles

Posted by ejmoore510 7 (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 27, 11 at 16:03

Off my subject this week, but well worth the wandering.

Why, who makes much of a miracle?
As to me I know of nothing else but miracles,
Whether I walk the streets of Manhattan,
Or dart my sight over the roofs of houses toward the sky,
Or wade with naked feet along the beach just in the edge of
the water,
Or stand under trees in the woods,
Or talk by day with any one I love, or sleep in the bed at night
with any one I love,
Or sit at table at dinner with the rest,
Or look at strangers opposite me riding in the car,
Or watch honey-bees busy around the hive of a summer
forenoon,
Or animals feeding in the fields,
Or birds, or the wonderfulness of insects in the air,
Or the wonderfulness of the sundown, or of stars shining so
quiet and bright,
Or the exquisite delicate thin curve of the new moon in spring;
These with the rest, one and all, are to me miracles,
The whole referring, yet each distinct and in its place.

To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle,
Every cubic inch of space is a miracle,
Every square yard of the surface of the earth is spread with
the same,
Every foot of the interior swarms with the same.

To me the sea is a continual miracle,
The fishes that swim�the rocks�the motion of the waves�
the ships with men in them,
What stranger miracles are there?

Miracles
by Walt Whitman


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RE: Quote, July 25, 2011 - Miracles

Thanks EJ, this one looks from the self to the senses of what is around to experience and says to me that we are a miracle in ourselves to be capable of the awareness that brings these perceptions.


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