Poetry 76

I’m Nobody! Who Are You?
by Emily Dickinson

I’m Nobody! Who are you?
Are you — Nobody — Too?
Then there’s a pair of us!
Don’t tell! they’d advertise — you know!
How dreary — to be — Somebody!
How public — like a Frog —
To tell one’s name — the livelong June —
To an admiring Bog!

To You
by Walt Whitman

STRANGER! if you, passing, meet me,
and desire to speak to me,
why should you not speak to me?

And why should I not speak to you?

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