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Bivouac on a Mountain Side

Bivouac on a Mountain Side

I SEE before me now, a traveling army halting;
Below, a fertile valley spread, with barns, and the orchards of summer;
Behind, the terraced sides of a mountain, abrupt in places, rising high;
Broken, with rocks, with clinging cedars, with tall shapes, dingily seen;
The numerous camp-fires scatter’d near and far, some away up on the mountain;
The shadowy forms of men and horses, looming, large-sized flickering;
And over all, the sky-the sky! far, far out of reach, studded, breaking out, the
eternal
stars.



Poem Bivouac on a Mountain Side - Walt Whitman