With All Thy Gifts. by Walt Whitman
WITH all thy gifts, America,
(Standing secure, rapidly tending, overlooking the world,)
Power, wealth, extent, vouchsafed to theeâ€”With these, and like of these, vouchsafed
What if one gift thou lackest? (the ultimate human problem never solving;)
The gift of Perfect Women fit for theeâ€”What of that gift of gifts thou lackest?
The towering Feminine of thee? the beauty, health, completion, fit for thee?
The Mothers fit for thee?