Are you the new person drawn toward me?
To begin with take warning, I am surely far different from what you suppose;
Do you suppose you will find in me your ideal?
Do you think it so easy to have me become your lover?
Do you think the friendship me would be unalloy’d satisfaction?
Do you think I am trusty and faithful?
Do you see no further than this facade, this smooth and tolerant manner of me?
Do you suppose yourself advancing on real ground toward a real heroic man?
Have you no thought O dreamer that it may be all maya, illusion?

Leaves of Grass 1891

#AmericanWriters

  • 1
  • 1
  •  
  •  
Login to comment...

Liked or faved by...

Chactas
Email

Other works by Walt Whitman...

Some poets who follow Walt Whitman...

croftden Ariana Ibañez von Goethe Iana Ezequiel Jedvabnik Chactas