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DELICATE CLUSTER.

DELICATE cluster! flag of teeming life!
Covering all my lands! all my sea-shores lining!
Flag of death! (how I watch'd you through the smoke
of battle pressing!
How I heard you flap and rustle, cloth defiant!)
Flag cerulean! sunny flag! with the orbs of night dap-
pled!
Ah my silvery beauty! ah my woolly white and crim-
son!
Ah to sing the song of you, my matron mighty!
My sacred one, my mother.

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