In Whitman's Hand
After the dazzle of Day
|After the dazzle of day is gone, |
|Only the dark dark night shows|
| to my eyes the stars;|
|After the clangor of organ majestic,|
| or chorus, or perfect band,|
|Silent, athwart my soul, moves the|
| symphony true.|
|sent to pub. in Herald|
early in Feb. '88
- This manuscript was probably composed in 1887 or early 1888, shortly before the poem's publication.
- Editorial note
- "After the Dazzle of Day" was first published in the New York Herald, February 3, 1888.
- Notes written on manuscript
- In bottom margin, in hand of Horace Traubel: For Francis Howard Williams
May 1896 Traubel.
- After the Dazzle of Day | The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
- Whitman Archive ID