One of my favorites. I love this man as I feel sure was part of the inspiration for the birth of the religion I was brought up in, Christian Science They say Mary Baker Eddy read Whitman and the mystics of her time. She was drawn to metaphysics as she suffered illness most of her life and then suffered a terrible accident and was healed by way of metaphysical prayer
“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 façade, 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?