FACING west, from California’s shores

Heading home to Sausalito on this particular evening from the office in San Francisco brought quite a few thoughts into my head, thinking of my travels the past year, of Thailand, of India, of the States, and of my time in California. Walt Whitman wrote a poem that captured some of what I felt on this evening, the 23rd of September. Do you remember it?

FACING west, from California’s shores,

Inquiring, tireless, seeking what is yet unfound,
I, a child, very old, over waves, towards the house of maternity, the
land of migrations, look afar,
Look off the shores of my Western Sea–the circle almost circled;
For, starting westward from Hindustan, from the vales of Kashmere,
From Asia–from the north–from the God, the sage, and the hero,
From the south–from the flowery peninsulas, and the spice islands;
Long having wander’d since–round the earth having wander’d,
Now I face home again–very pleas’d and joyous;
(But where is what I started for, so long ago? 10
And why is it yet unfound?)

— Walt Whitman



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