Walt Whitman: A Promise to California

A Promise to California

A promise to California, Or inland to the great pastoral Plains, and on to Puget sound and Oregon; Sojourning east a while longer, soon I travel toward you, to remain,     to teach robust American love, For I know very well that I and robust love belong among you,     inland, and along the Western sea; For these States tend inland and toward the Western sea, and I will also.