Walt Whitman: Poems

Walt Whitman: Other Lands

This moment yearning and thoughtful, sitting alone,

It seems to me there are other men in other lands, yearning and thoughtful;

It seems to me I can look over and behold them in Prussia, Italy, France,

Spain--or far, far away, in China, or in Russia or India--talking

other dialects;

And it seems to me, if I could know those men, I should become attached to

them, as I do to men in my own lands.

O I know we should be brethren and lovers;

I know I should be happy with them.