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I MET a Seer, Passing the hues and objects of the world, The fields of art and learning, pleasure, sense, […]

Sobbing of The Bells, The

THE sobbing of the bells, the sudden death-news everywhere, The slumberers rouse, the rapport of the People, (Full well they […]

Song at Sunset

SPLENDOR of ended day, floating and filling me! Hour prophetic-hour resuming the past! Inflating my throat-you, divine average! You, Earth […]

A Woman Waits for Me

A WOMAN waits for me-she contains all, nothing is lacking, Yet all were lacking, if sex were lacking, or if […]

To Foreign Lands

I HEARD that you ask’d for something to prove this puzzle, the New World, And to define America, her athletic […]

Look Down, Fair Moon

LOOK down, fair moon, and bathe this scene; Pour softly down night’s nimbus floods, on faces ghastly, swollen, purple; On […]

Hours Continuing Long

HOURS continuing long, sore and heavy-hearted, Hours of the dusk, when I withdraw to a lonesome and unfrequented spot, seating […]

Sometimes with One I Love

SOMETIMES with one I love, I fill myself with rage, for fear I effuse unreturn’d love; But now I think […]


WORD over all, beautiful as the sky! Beautiful that war, and all its deeds of carnage, must in time be […]


HOW they are provided for upon the earth, (appearing at intervals;) How dear and dreadful they are to the earth; […]

By the Bivouac’s Fitful Flame

BY the bivouac’s fitful flame, A procession winding around me, solemn and sweet and slow;-but first I note, The tents […]

A Paumanok Picture

TWO boats with nets lying off the sea-beach, quite still, Ten fishermen waiting-they discover a thick school of mossbonkers-they drop […]

Proud Music of The Storm

1 PROUD music of the storm! Blast that careers so free, whistling across the prairies! Strong hum of forest tree-tops! […]

Thou Orb Aloft Full-Dazzling

THOU orb aloft full-dazzling! thou hot October noon! Flooding with sheeny light the gray beach sand, The sibilant near sea […]

Crossing Brooklyn Ferry

1 FLOOD-TIDE below me! I watch you face to face; Clouds of the west! sun there half an hour high! […]

Night on The Prairies

NIGHT on the prairies; The supper is over-the fire on the ground burns low; The wearied emigrants sleep, wrapt in […]

Poem of Joys

1 O TO make the most jubilant poem! Even to set off these, and merge with these, the carols of […]

Elemental Drifts

1 ELEMENTAL drifts! How I wish I could impress others as you have just been impressing me! As I ebb’d […]

Thick-Sprinkled Bunting

THICK-SPRINKLED bunting! Flag of stars! Long yet your road, fateful flag!-long yet your road, and lined with bloody death! For […]

Out from Behind this Mask

1 OUT from behind this bending, rough-cut Mask, (All straighter, liker Masks rejected-this preferr’d,) This common curtain of the face, […]

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