Author has written 7 stories for Inheritance Cycle, Avatar: Last Airbender, Harry Potter, Phantom of the Opera, A song of Ice and Fire, and Frankenstein.
SONG OF MYSELF. [Walt Whitman, 1855, egregiously abridged]
To behold the daybreak!
The little light fades the immense and diaphanous shadows,
The air tastes good to my palate.
I tramp a perpetual journey...
Not I, not anyone else can travel that road for you,
You must travel it for yourself.
Long enough have you dreamed contemptible dreams,
Now I wash the gum from your eyes,
You must habit yourself to the dazzle of the light and of every moment of your life.
You will hardly know who I am or what I mean,
But I shall be good health to you nevertheless,
And filter and fiber your blood.
Failing to fetch me at first keep encouraged,
Missing me one place search another,
I stop somewhere waiting for you.