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Borges begins the essay entitled “The Other Whitman” with the following lines:
When the distant compiler of the Zohar had to risk a description for his vague God – a divinity so pure not even the attribute of being can be applied without blasphemy – he devised a remarkable way of doing it. He wrote that His face was three hundred and seventy times wider than ten thousand worlds; understanding that the gigantic can be a form of the invisible and even of the abstract. So is the case of Whitman, whose might is so overwhelming and evident we only perceive he is strong.
I think there cannot be a better way to describe Whitman