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Title: Out of May's Shows Selected

Creator: Walt Whitman

Date: May 10, 1888

Publication information: New York Herald 10 May 1888: 6.

Source: Our transcription is based on a digital image of a microfilm copy of an original issue.

Whitman Archive ID: per.00120

Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, April Lambert, and Susan Belasco




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[WRITTEN FOR THE HERALD.]

Out of May's Shows Selected.1

Apple orchards, the trees all covered with blos-
soms;
Wheat fields carpeted far and near in vital
emerald green;
The eternal, exhaustless freshness of each early
morning;
The yellow, golden, transparent haze of the
warm afternoon sun;
The aspiring lilac bushes with profuse purple or
white flowers.
WALT WHITMAN.

Notes:

1. Reprinted in the "Sands at Seventy" annex to Leaves of Grass (1888). [back]


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