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Poem Title:  I Sing The Body Electric

Poem Category:  General Poems

Poet:  Walt Whitman

Poet Biography: 
Walt Whitman (1819-1892) was an American poet whose influences were wide and varied.



Poem: 
I sing the Body electric;
The armies of those I love engirth me, and I engirth them;
They will not let me off till I go with them, respond to them,
And discorrupt them, and charge them full with the charge of the
Soul.

Was it doubted that those who corrupt their own bodies conceal
themselves;
And if those who defile the living are as bad as they who defile the
dead?
And if the body does not do as much as the Soul?
And if the body were not the Soul, what is the Soul?


The love of the Body of man or woman balks account


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