O, Living Always, Always Dying

"O, Living Always, Always Dying" is a song by Steve Heitzeg with poetry by Walt Whitman.

Date: 1982Composer: Steve HeitzegText: Walt Whitman

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O, Living Always, Always Dying
by Walt Whitman

O Living always—always dying!
O the burials of me, past and present!
O me, while I stride ahead, material, visible, imperious as ever!
O me, what I was for years, now dead, (I lament not—I am content;)
O to disengage myself from those corpses of me, which I turn and look at, where I cast them! 5
To pass on, (O living! always living!) and leave the corpses behind!

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