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the battlefiled

The Battle-Field By William Cullen Bryant ONCE this soft turf, this rivulet ’s sands,   Were trampled by a hurrying crowd, And fiery hearts and armed hands   Encountered in the battle-cloud. Ah! never shall the land forget         5   How gushed the … Continue reading

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Walter “Walt” Whitman

Walter “Walt” Whitman (/ˈhwɪtmən/; May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist, and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the … Continue reading

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O Captain! My Captain! (Walt Whitman)

  O CAPTAIN! my Captain! our fearful trip is done; The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won; The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting, While follow eyes the steady keel, … Continue reading

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Song of Myself (1892 version) BY WALT WHITMAN

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Drum-Taps

“Drum-Taps” by Walt Whitman FIRST, O songs, for a prelude, Lightly strike on the stretch’d tympanum, pride and joy in my city, How she led the rest to arms—how she gave the cue, How at once with lithe limbs, unwaiting … Continue reading

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Beat! Beat! Drums!

Beat! Beat! Drums! BY WALT WHITMAN Beat! beat! drums!—blow! bugles! blow! Through the windows—through doors—burst like a ruthless force, Into the solemn church, and scatter the congregation, Into the school where the scholar is studying, Leave not the bridegroom quiet—no … Continue reading

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Walt Whitman’s O Me! O Life!

O me! O life! of the questions of these recurring, Of the endless trains of the faithless, of cities fill’d with the foolish, Of myself forever reproaching myself, (for who more foolish than I, and who more faithless?) Of eyes … Continue reading

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Stronger Lessons (Walt Whitman)

Have you learn’d lessons only of those who admired you, and were tender with you, and stood aside for you? Have you not learn’d great lessons from those who reject you, and brace themselves against you? or who treat you … Continue reading

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WE and YOU By Khalil Gibran

We are the sons of Sorrow, and you are the Sons of Joy. We are the sons of Sorrow, And Sorrow is the shadow of a God who Lives not in the domain of evil hearts. We are sorrowful spirits, … Continue reading

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