CROSSING BROOKLYN FERRY by WALT WHITMAN

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Flow on, river! flow with the flood-tide, and ebb with the ebb-tide!
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Frolic on, crested and scallop-edg’d waves!
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Gorgeous clouds of the sunset! drench with your splendor me, or the men and women generations after me!
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Cross from shore to shore, countless crowds of passengers!
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Stand up, tall masts of Mannahatta! stand up, beautiful hills of Brooklyn!
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from Walt Whitman’s “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry”
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Lower Manhattan photo by Charles R. Hale 
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