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Quotation by Walt Whitman
The young men float on their backs, their white bellies bulge to the sun, they do not ask who seizes fast to them, They do not know who puffs and declines with pendant and bending arch, They do not think whom they souse with spray.
Walt Whitman (1819–1892), U.S. poet. Song of Myself (Fr. XI, l. 199–200). . .
The Complete Poems [Walt Whitman]. Francis Murphy, ed. (1975; repr. 1986) Penguin Books.
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