Walt Whitman

Here you will find the Poem Behavior of poet Walt Whitman


BEHAVIOR--fresh, native, copious, each one for himself or herself,
 Nature and the Soul expressed--America and freedom expressed--In it
 the finest art,
 In it pride, cleanliness, sympathy, to have their chance,
 In it physique, intellect, faith--in it just as much as to manage an
 army or a city, or to write a book--perhaps more,
 The youth, the laboring person, the poor person, rivalling all the
 rest--perhaps outdoing the rest,
 The effects of the universe no greater than its;
 For there is nothing in the whole universe that can be more effective
 than a man's or woman's daily behavior can be,
 In any position, in any one of These States.