In Whitman's Hand

Poetry Manuscripts

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[Leaf 1 recto]

[What the word of power unbroken]

What the wordchar[illegible] of powerma power unbroken?
What the charm of magicfreedoms ^heavenly'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The manuscript contains lines of an unpublished poem celebrating the Union, a theme also found in the poems "Hands Round" and "Starry Union."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.
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