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Famous Equal Terms Poems by Famous Poets

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by Whitman, Walt
We pass through Kanada, the north-east, the vast valley of the Mississippi, and the
We confer on equal terms with each of The States, 
We make trial of ourselves, and invite men and women to hear;
We say to ourselves, Remember, fear not, be candid, promulge the body and the Soul; 
Dwell a while and pass on—Be copious, temperate, chaste, magnetic, 
And what you effuse may then return as the seasons return, 
And may be just as much as the seasons....Read More

by Whitman, Walt Russia! 
You dim-descended, black, divine-soul’d African, large, fine-headed, nobly-form’d,
 destin’d, on equal terms with me! 
You Norwegian! Swede! Dane! Icelander! you Prussian!
You Spaniard of Spain! you Portuguese! 
You Frenchwoman and Frenchman of France! 
You Belge! you liberty-lover of the Netherlands! 
You sturdy Austrian! you Lombard! Hun! Bohemian! farmer of Styria! 
You neighbor of the Danube!
You working-man of the Rhine, the Elbe, or the Weser! you...Read More

by Arnold, Matthew
...ian lords
To cope with me in single fight; but they
Shrank, only Rustum dared; then he and I
Changed gifts, and went on equal terms away.'
So will he speak, perhaps, while men applaud;
Then were the chiefs of Iran shamed through me." 

And then he turn'd, and sternly spake aloud:--
'Rise! wherefore dost thou vainly question thus
Of Rustum? I am here, whom thou hast call'd
By challenge forth; make good thy vaunt, or yield!
Is it with Rustum only thou wouldst fight?
Ras...Read More

by Robinson, Edwin Arlington
...futurity to do the rest.

Or with an even likelihood, 
He may have met with atrabilious eyes 
The fires of time on equal terms and passed 
Indifferently down, until at last 
His only kind of grandeur would have been,
Apparently, in being seen. 
He may have had for evil or for good 
No argument; he may have had no care 
For what without himself went anywhere 
To failure or to glory, and least of all
For such a stale, flamboyant miracle; 
He may have been the prophet o...Read More

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