Finding Beauty

Pelican diving - Biloxi Back Bay

An excerpt from:
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
BOOK XI - A Song of Joys

O to have been brought up on bays, lagoons, creeks, or along the coast,
To continue and be employ'd there all my life,
The briny and damp smell, the shore, the salt weeds exposed at low water,
The work of fishermen, the work of the eel-fisher and clam-fisher;


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