A Promise To California

Walter "Walt" Whitman was an American poet, essayist and journalist.







  A PROMISE to California,
  Also to the great Pastoral Plains, and for Oregon:
  Sojourning east a while longer, soon I travel toward you, to remain,
  to teach robust American love;
  For I know very well that I and robust love belong among you, inland,
  and along the Western Sea;
  For These States tend inland, and toward the Western Sea--and I will
  also.

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