There was a Child Went Forth, in the Manor of Whalt Whitman

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"There was a child went forth every day,

And the first object he looked upon, that object he became,

And that object became a part of him for the day or a certain part of the day,

Or for many years of stretching cycles of years. 

The tall golden plants of wheat became a part of this child,

And the rotted wooden cow fence and the rushing silver stream below his house,

And the constant melody of the spring peepers as he awoke each morning,

And the sea of dark black pavement known as the blacktop where he and his companions practically dwelled,

And the long twisted driveway that flowed like a river down his steep

Hilly property, and the ocean of grass in the field behind his house,

And that gigantic decayed old oak tree, that was his constant base of operations

when the leaves where bright and uplifting, and its long out stretched branches served as senti

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