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Mississippi

I stood unshackled yesterday, beside 
The Mississippi flowing wide 
And dark though annals of my history 
She was sweet as a mother's stoic misery 
I drank her water-syllables as though 
I was in some great silent temple 
Or shrine, where the ancient spirits know 
My mystery, and before them humble 
Became a ward of something no one names 
Something of water, that knew the flames. 
I sttod while the ripples wake the souls 
And cries of a million more, whose blood 
Have colored these tides - the coals 
Of their spirit sparkling upon the flood. 
And here in reverence I yielded a prayer 
For my soul is kinship with a mighty river 
Rivers flow in my blood as my blood flows 
In them. I wept, O because nobody knows 
The waters of this river could not suffice 
Alone, to meet the fire of my sacrifice.

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