O Tan-faced Prairie Boy. by Walt Whitman
O TAN-FACED prairie-boy!
Before you came to camp, came many a welcome gift;
Praises and presents came, and nourishing foodâ€”till at last, among the recruits,
You came, taciturn, with nothing to giveâ€”we but lookâ€™d on each other,
When lo! more than all the gifts of the world, you gave me. 5