In Whitman's Hand
[armies & navies pass on the surface]
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|armies and [illegible] & navies pass on the surface|
|War & the ang savage passions of man war rage pass on|
|War & the angry fight pass|
|C War & the passions frantic tempers of man ^men come |
| fo[llegible] rage on out then turn & depart—|
| but we remain|
|But we do not never depart|
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|[Leaf 1 verso] |
[Locust whirring they come in July]
|Locust whirring they come in July|
& are loud in August|
|Sunflower—they bloom bright|
and large & fresh early|
in August & through|
that month into|
- This manuscript was probably composed in the 1850s or 1860s.
- Editorial note
- The drafted lines beginning "armies and navies pass on the surface" were never published in Whitman's lifetime.The drafted material on the verso of the manuscript, beginning "Locust whirring they come in July," has an unknown relationship to Whitman's published work.
- armies | The Walt Whitman Collection, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin.
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