DPF / Whitman

For the love of fathers and daughters, from poetryfoundation.org.

from On the Beach at Night / by Walt Whitman

Something there is more immortal even than the stars,
(Many the burials, many the days and nights, passing away,)
Something that shall endure longer even than lustrous Jupiter
Longer than sun or any revolving satellite,
Or the radiant sisters the Pleiades.