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Crossing Brooklyn Ferry

Crossing Brooklyn Ferry

by Walt Whitman

Friendship Quotes

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Quote #7

Not you any more shall be able to foil us, or with- hold yourselves from us,
We use you, and do not cast you aside – we plant you permanently within us,
We fathom you not – we love you – there is perfection in you also, (lines 143-145)

Although he has been acting friendly toward non-human things throughout the entire poem, at the end he really lets loose with his love for "things." After all, inanimate objects and solids and fluids need friends, too! Even though he doesn't fully understand or "fathom" these things, he thinks they are perfect just the way they are.

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