Walt Whitman: Poems

Walt Whitman: Visages

Of the visages of things--And of piercing through to the accepted hells


Of ugliness--To me there is just as much in it as there is in

beauty--And now the ugliness of human beings is acceptable to me.

Of detected persons--To me, detected persons are not, in any respect, worse

than undetected persons--and are not in any respect worse than I am


Of criminals--To me, any judge, or any juror, is equally criminal--and any

reputable person is also--and the President is also.