"I Believe A Leaf Of Grass Is No Less Than The Journey-work Of The Stars"

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Context: Walt Whitman's deep religious faith, almost a pantheism, is exemplified in this passage, which is a statement that all things were created by one hand, and were cast in a universal perfection. Everything in nature is a flawless work of the divine genius, revealing the infinitude of its power and the diversity of its creative impulse, and all things made are part of a single order: the wild blackberry plant would not appear strange in Heaven, for both are creations of God; and there is no real difference between the grass and stars except in magnitude.

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I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars,And the pismire is equally perfect, and a grain of sand, and the egg of the wren,And the tree-toad is a chef-d'oeuvre for the highest,And the running blackberry would adorn the parlours of heaven,And the narrowest hinge in my hand puts to scorn all machinery,And the cow crunching with depress'd head surpasses any statue,And a mouse is miracle enough to stagger sextillions of infidels.

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