Leaves of Grass

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Author: Walt Whitman  | Date: 1891-92

Facing West from California’s Shores

FACING west from California’s shores,

Inquiring, tireless, seeking what is yet unfound,

I, a child, very old, over waves, towards the house of maternity,

the land of migrations, look afar,

Look off the shores of my Western sea, the circle almost circled;

For starting westward from Hindustan, from the vales of Kashmere,

From Asia, from the north, from the God, the sage, and the hero,

From the south, from the flowery peninsulas and the spice islands,

Long having wander’d since, round the earth having wander’d,

Now I face home again, very pleas’d and joyous,

(But where is what I started for so long ago?

And why is it yet unfound?)

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Chicago: Walt Whitman, "Facing West from California’s Shores," Leaves of Grass in Library of the Future ® 4th Edition Ver. 5.0 (Irvine, CA: World Library, Inc., 1996), Original Sources, accessed April 26, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CRT3SWLE4CWFTWV.

MLA: Whitman, Walt. "Facing West from California’s Shores." Leaves of Grass, in Library of the Future ® 4th Edition Ver. 5.0, Irvine, CA, World Library, Inc., 1996, Original Sources. 26 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CRT3SWLE4CWFTWV.

Harvard: Whitman, W, 'Facing West from California’s Shores' in Leaves of Grass. cited in 1996, Library of the Future ® 4th Edition Ver. 5.0, World Library, Inc., Irvine, CA. Original Sources, retrieved 26 April 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CRT3SWLE4CWFTWV.