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Lo, Victress on the Peaks.

Part of the cluster DRUM-TAPS.


LO, Victress on the peaks, Where thou with mighty brow regarding the world, (The world O Libertad, that vainly conspired against thee,) Out of its countless beleaguering toils, after thwarting them all, Dominant, with the dazzling sun around thee, Flauntest now unharm'd in immortal soundness and bloom—lo, in  
 these hours supreme,
No poem proud, I chanting bring to thee, nor mastery's rapturous  
But a cluster containing night's darkness and blood-dripping  
And psalms of the dead.

Part of the cluster DRUM-TAPS.

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