DELICATE cluster! flag of teeming life!
Covering all my lands! all my sea-shores lining!
Flag of death! (how I watch'd you through the smoke of battle
How I heard you flap and rustle, cloth defiant!)
Flag cerulean! sunny flag! with the orbs of night dappled!
Ah my silvery beauty! ah my woolly white and crimson!
Ah to sing the song of you, my matron mighty!
My sacred one, my mother.
written by Walt Whitman, published on Sun 04.08.2007 at 14:03
AS I watch'd the ploughman ploughing,
Or the sower sowing in the fields--or the harvester harvesting,
written by Walt Whitman, published on Sun 03.25.2007 at 13:47
THAT which eludes this verse and any verse,
Unheard by sharpest ear, unform'd in clearest eye or cunningest mind,
written by Walt Whitman, published on Sat 03.10.2007 at 20:31
GIVE me the splendid silent sun, with all his beams full-dazzling;
Give me juicy autumnal fruit, ripe and red from the orchard;
written by Walt Whitman, published on Wed 02.21.2007 at 03:31
As toilsome I wander'd Virginia's woods,
To the music of rustling leaves kick'd by my feet, (for 'twas autumn,)
written by Walt Whitman, published on Wed 02.07.2007 at 09:28
YEAR that trembled and reel'd beneath me!
Your summer wind was warm enough--yet the air I breathed froze me;