Song of Myself

WaveThere is that in me — I do not know what it is — but I know itis in me.Wrench'd and sweaty — calm and cool then my body becomes,I sleep — I sleep long.I do not know it — it is without name — it is a word unsaid,It is not in any dictionary, utterance, symbol.Something it swings on more than the earth I swing on,To it the creation is the friend whose embracing awakes me.Perhaps I might tell more. Outlines! I plead for my brothersand sisters.Do you see O my brothers and sisters?It is not chaos or death — it is form, union, plan — it is eternallife — it is Happiness.~Excerpt from Walt Whitman's, "Song of Myself"