Walt Whitman


I need no assurances, I am a man who is preoccupied of his own soul;
I do not doubt that from under the feet and beside the hands and face I am cognizant of,
      are now looking faces I am not cognizant
of, calm and actual faces,
I do not doubt but the majesty and beauty of the world are latent in
any iota of the world,
I do not doubt I am limitless, and that the universes are limitless, in vain I try to think
      how limitless,
I do not doubt that the orbs and the systems of orbs play their swift sports through the air
      on purpose, and that I shall one day be eligible to do as much as they, and more than 
I do not doubt that temporary affairs keep on and on millions of years,
I do not doubt interiors have their interiors, and exteriors have their exteriors, and that the
      eyesight has another eyesight, and the hearing another hearing, and the voice another   
I do not doubt that the passionately-wept deaths of young men are provided for, and that 
      the deaths of young women and the deaths of little children are provided for,
(Did you think Life was so well provided for, and Death, the purport of all Life, is not 
      well provided for?)
I do not doubt that wrecks at sea, no matter what the horrors of them, no matter whose 
      wife, child, husband, father, lover, has gone down, are provided for, to the minutest 
I do not doubt that whatever can possibly happen anywhere at any time, is provided for in the     
      inherences of things,
I do not think Life provides for all and for Time and Space, but I believe Heavenly Death 
      provides for all.

spoken =Monica Ammerman