In Former Songs

uspar Walt Whitman

IN former songs Pride have I sung, and Love, and passionate, joyful
Life,
But here I twine the strands of Patriotism and Death.

And now, Life, Pride, Love, Patriotism and Death,
To you, O FREEDOM, purport of all!
(You that elude me most--refusing to be caught in songs of mine,)
I offer all to you.


'Tis not for nothing, Death,
I sound out you, and words of you, with daring tone--embodying you,
In my new Democratic chants--keeping you for a close,
For last impregnable retreat--a citadel and tower,10
For my last stand--my pealing, final cry.



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Lessons

uspar Walt Whitman, publié le mer. 04/01/2012 à 04:46

THERE are who teach only the sweet lessons of peace and safety;
But I teach lessons of war and death to those I love,

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Poem Of Remembrance For A Girl Or A Boy

uspar Walt Whitman, publié le lun. 02/01/2012 à 19:11

YOU just maturing youth! You male or female!
Remember the organic compact of These States,

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Over The Carnage

uspar Walt Whitman, publié le lun. 02/01/2012 à 15:31

OVER the carnage rose prophetic a voice,
Be not dishearten'd--Affection shall solve the problems of Freedom
yet;

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Come Up From the Fields Father

uspar Walt Whitman, publié le lun. 26/12/2011 à 18:40

Come up from the fields father, here's a letter from our Pete,
And come to the front door mother, here's a letter from thy

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Offerings

uspar Walt Whitman, publié le mar. 06/12/2011 à 08:42

A THOUSAND perfect men and women appear,
Around each gathers a cluster of friends, and gay children and
youths, with offerings.

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From Far Dakota's Canons

uspar Walt Whitman, publié le mar. 15/11/2011 à 01:06

FROM far Dakota's cañons,
Lands of the wild ravine, the dusky Sioux, the lonesome stretch, the
silence,

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