"Are You the New Person Drawn Toward Me?" … a poem by Walt Whitman … read by Alice B. Clagett ..

Revised; originally published on 11 October 2014 

Dear Ones,

Here is my reading of Walt Whitman’s poem “Are You the New Person Drawn to Me?” There is a summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice.

I thought I’d read you just a portion of a poem by Walt Whitman. He was one of the favorite poets of my youth. He wrote on and on, so it’s hard to get a short poem out of Walt Whitman. But people do divvy up his poems anyway. And here’s, I think probably a divvied up poem called “Are You the New Person Drawn toward Me?”:

“Are You the New Person Drawn Toward Me?”
by Walt Whitman

“Are you the new person drawn toward me?
“To begin with take warning, I am surely far different from what you suppose;
“Do you suppose you will find in me your ideal?
“Do you think it so easy to have me become your lover?
“Do you think the friendship of me would be unalloy’d satisfaction?
“Do you think I am trusty and faithful?
“Do you see no further than this facade, this smooth and tolerant manner of me?
“Do you suppose yourself advancing on real ground toward a real heroic man?
“Have you no thought O dreamer that it may be all maya, illusion?” (1)

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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FOOTNOTE

(1) from “Leaves of Grass” by Walt Whitman … public domain

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