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(31 May 1819 - 26 March 1892 / New York / United States)

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A Promise To California


A PROMISE to California,
Also to the great Pastoral Plains, and for Oregon:
Sojourning east a while longer, soon I travel toward you, to remain,
to teach robust American love;
For I know very well that I and robust love belong among you, inland,
and along the Western Sea;
For These States tend inland, and toward the Western Sea--and I will
also.

Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002


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  • Michael Hurley (2/2/2014 11:14:00 AM)

    Those of us most powerfully drawn by this impulse have arrived at the very edge of the Western Sea and pile up massively together, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco. Where now, dear Walt?

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  • * Sunprincess * (1/14/2014 9:49:00 PM)

    .............a beautiful tribute for California...a wonderful theme

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