Not Youth Pertains To Me By Walt Whitman

Not Youth Pertains To Me

NOT youth pertains to me,
Nor delicatesse–I cannot beguile the time with talk;
Awkward in the parlor, neither a dancer nor elegant;
In the learn’d coterie sitting constrain’d and still–for learning.
inures not to me;
Beauty, knowledge, inure not to me–yet there are two or three things
inure to me;
I have nourish’d the wounded, and sooth’d many a dying soldier,
And at intervals, waiting, or in the midst of camp,
Composed these songs.

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