Beginning my Studies. by Walt Whitman
BEGINNING my studies, the first step pleasâ€™d me so much,
The mere fact, consciousnessâ€”these formsâ€”the power of motion,
The least insect or animalâ€”the sensesâ€”eyesightâ€”love;
The first step, I say, awâ€™d me and pleasâ€™d me so much,
I have hardly gone, and hardly wishâ€™d to go, any farther,
But stop and loiter all the time, to sing it in extatic songs.