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]
I celebrate myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.
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,
My signs are a rain-proof coat and good shoes and a staff cut from the woods;
No friend of mine takes his ease in my chair,
I have no chair, nor church nor philosophy; […]
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 fibre your blood.
Failing to fetch me at first keep encouraged,
Missing me one place search another,
I stop somewhere waiting for you.