Salut au Monde! 7. (Excerpt) — W. Whitman


I see the cities of the earth and make myself at random a part of 

I am a real Parisian,

I am a habitan of Vienna, St. Petersburg, Berlin, Constantinople,

I am of Adelaide, Sidney, Melbourne,

I am of London, Manchester, Bristol, Edinburgh, Limerick,

I am of Madrid, Cadiz, Barcelona, Oporto, Lyons, Brussels, Berne,
Frankfort, Stuttgart, Turin, Florence,

I belong in Moscow, Cracow, Warsaw, or northward in Christiania 
or Stockholm, or in Siberian Irkutsk, or in some street in 

I descend upon all those cities, and rise from them again.