In Whitman's Hand
[What the word of power unbroken]
|What the wordchar[illegible] of powerma power unbroken?|
|What the charm of magicfreedoms ^heaven|ly's own token
|On && and ever on on from the Eastward|
|On & ever on to the Westward|
|Union all! O its Union all!|
|O its all for each, & each for all!|
|[Leaf 1 verso] |
- The manuscript lines were probably drafted for the Centennial of 1876.
- Editorial note
- The manuscript contains lines of an unpublished poem celebrating the Union, a theme also found in the poems "Hands Round" and "Starry Union."
- The verso of the manuscript leaf is blank.
- Notes written on manuscript
- In left margin, in unknown hand: 558.
- What the word of power unbroken | Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
- Whitman Archive ID