In Whitman's Hand
|See! See! see! how where the sun is blazing streaming beaming!|
|See! See! see! all the bright stars shining gleaming!|
|North, or South, or Westward in order beaming moving loving |
|all Equal all Including, folding,|
|Union all! O its Union all!|
|O its all for one each, & one each for all!|
- This manuscript was written in 1876.
- Editorial note
- "Starry Union" was never published in Whitman's lifetime, though several different draft forms exist. A revision of these lines appears in the unpublished manuscript poem entitled "Hands Ro[und]."
- On the verso is a letter from F. H. Mann requesting Whitman's autograph, dated 11 February 1876.
- Starry Union | The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York.
- Whitman Archive ID