• To the garden of the world anew descending,
    Potent mates, daughters, sons, preluding,
    The love, the life of their bodies, meaning and being,
    Curious here behold my resurrection after slumber,
    The revolving cycles in their wide sweep having brought me again,
    amorous, mature, all beautiful to me, all wondrous,
    My limbs and the quivering fire that ever plays through them, for reasons, most wondrous,
    Existing I peer and penetrate still,
    Content with the present, content with the past,
    By my side or back of me Eve following,
    Or in front, and I following her just the same.

    Walt Whitman, “To The Garden The World”