This Moment, Yearning and Thoughtful. by Walt Whitman
THIS moment yearning and thoughtful, sitting alone,
It seems to me there are other men in other lands, yearning and thoughtful;
It seems to me I can look over and behold them, in Germany, Italy, France, Spain—or far,
in China, or in Russia or India—talking other dialects;
And it seems to me if I could know those men, I should become attached to them, as I do to
O I know we should be brethren and lovers,
I know I should be happy with them.