In Whitman's Hand
[some threading Ohio's]
|Rivulets, some meandering threading through Ohio's |
| the fields farm-fields, or|
| in the woods|
|Some flowing down fr as from|
| Colorado's mountains cañons, their from from sources|
| [f?][deletion, illegible]of of eternal snow,|
|Some to with in their half‑hid threads in Oregon,—or|
| southward in Texas,|
|Some to the north finding their way to Michigan,|
| Erie, Niagara, Ottawa,|
|Some to the bays Atlantics bays|
| and so to the great salt sea brine.|
- This manuscript was written in 1881.
- Editorial note
- This manuscript is a draft of lines published in the poem "As Consequent, Etc." The poem was published first in the 1881 edition of Leaves of Grass.
- The verso of the manuscript is a letter to Whitman from the Camden and Atlantic Railroad dated January 25, 1881.
- As Consequent etc | The Thomas Biggs Harned Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
- Whitman Archive ID