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I am all that grows from me
and all that grows from me is sacred—
              my hair, dirty roots reaching towards sky,
fed by sky, shifted by its undulating currents
              my fingers, spiders, crescents, twigs,
gaunt, blunt, probing, inquisitive...prurient
              my ears, awkward conch shells jammed on as if by mistake,
rigid and ridged, elven,
innocent like unexplored caves for children to bound gaily into
resounding with echoed cheers of courage wanting
as if a dozen more children waited within, fearless guides;
              my nose, obdurate. 

The reach of my eyes knows no bounds;
what walls are there to throw my body against?
                                   and my soul?


I dig     
            my toes
into the ground,
stretch them.

                        All that touches me takes part of me,
                        all that is a part of me is me,
                        is holy;
                        all dies.

My nails scrape the elemental cadavers of brethren,
the callused pads of my big toes
nudge my boundless, shapeless lineage,
dirt runs through my veins
and dirt has tickled my toes
and in that instant I am all,
and haven’t we all?

                        All that touches me takes part of me,
                        I am divine,
                        I live;
                        all lives.

(air is solid and omnipresent;
 we are all touching)

(air is solid and omnipresent,
 yet our vegetable bodies' roots know no inhibition)


We must learn the art of growing hands from our eyes and ears,
                                        and ears and eyes from our hands,

so that we may hear the drum circle
that fills our own silences
like the ringing in our ears
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Given 2013-01-11
Whitman has almost a surreal feel to it of how vulnerable yet invincible one feels writes the suggester, who continues, saying that the deviant's gallery is also full of many good deviations as well. Indeed, ~AMWeitz has an amazing gallery of literature that is not to miss. Also suggested by =Vigilo ( Suggested by reflectionsinwater and Featured by Nichrysalis )
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Zee-Who Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist
Congrats on your Daily Deviation!:squee::heart:
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AMWeitz Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Writer
Thanks!! :D
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girl-withagun Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
...you made me cry, for I felt as if you reached within me and said everything I am feeling, but in a way so powerful and profound as to make it what I wish I could say. thank you.
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AMWeitz Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Writer
It means a lot to me that this touched you and that you felt the need to tell me. Thank you for taking the time to read it. :heart:
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girl-withagun Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
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SergeantLuke Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Daily Deviation! Con-freaking-gratulations, Andrew! None of your work deserved it more than this one!
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AMWeitz Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Writer
Hahaha, thanks Luke!!
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nikan2 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
"Air is solid and omnipresent"..

"So that we may hear the drum circle
that fills our own silences.."

You manage to convey these paradoxical phrases so elegantly.
This is splendid!
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AMWeitz Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you so, so much! :heart:
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Vigilo Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Writer
Congratulations! :heart:
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AMWeitz Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Writer
You. Are. A. Goddess.
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Vigilo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Writer
:giggle: Least I could do. :heart:
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archelyxs Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Amazing work. Well-deserved DD. (:
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AMWeitz Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you! :blush:
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Daft-Enigma Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Good lord this is absolutely spectacular. The flow and the overall impact are amazing!

Congratulations on this most certainly well deserved daily deviation!
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AMWeitz Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you so much! I really appreciate you taking the time to read and comment. :)
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Daft-Enigma Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome!
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Lady-Mystiana Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Whoa.
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AMWeitz Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Writer
:heart:
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Lady-Mystiana Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
:)
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A2Matos Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013   Photographer
The all is mind ... and we are just one divine being =D

Great =)
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AMWeitz Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Writer
Whitman couldn't have said it better himself. Thanks :)
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AutumnCzun Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful description of you and me. <3
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AMWeitz Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Writer
..........:blush:
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :heart:
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AMWeitz Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you so much! You too! :heart: :heart: :heart:
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure :happybounce:
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Spikings Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not really into poetry as a rule, but I found the flow of words in this beautiful, well done. :)
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AMWeitz Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Writer
I understand; this one is very prose-poetry-ish. (Whitman wrote in that sort of style, so I was trying to emulate him, somewhat.) Thanks so much! :heart:
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LiliWrites Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow. I suggested something else from you, but this is equally deserving of the DD. Congratulations!! :heart:
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AMWeitz Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Writer
YOU DID? Why are you so amazing? Thank you so much. :glomp:
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LiliWrites Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're the amazing one! :)
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neurotype Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've a soft spot for Whitman, and I enjoyed the references here.
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AMWeitz Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Writer
He was a wonder. :nod:
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