Walt Whitman

Here you will find the Poem To A Certain Cantatrice of poet Walt Whitman

To A Certain Cantatrice

HERE, take this gift!
 I was reserving it for some hero, speaker, or General,
 One who should serve the good old cause, the great Idea, the progress
 and freedom of the race;
 Some brave confronter of despots--some daring rebel;
 --But I see that what I was reserving, belongs to you just as much as
 to any.