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Drops of my Blood

  • Whitman Archive Title: Drops of my Blood
  • Whitman Archive ID: duk.00277
  • Repository ID: MS q 29
  • Repository: Catalog of the Walt Whitman Literary Manuscripts in the Trent Collection of Whitmaniana, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
  • Date: about 1860
  • Genre: poetry
  • Physical Description: 1 leaf, handwritten
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  • Content: A manuscript that contains a list of trial titles, probably for the poem first published as "Calamus 15" in Leaves of Grass (1860) and eventually titled "Trickle Drops." On the reverse (duk.00890) is a fragment of about two and a half lines of poetry, heavily corrected, whose relationship to Whitman's published writing is unknown. This scrap has been attached by a collector or archivist to a backing sheet, together with "And there," "'The Scout'," and "In a poem make the."

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