In Whitman's Hand


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Title: some threading Ohio's

Creator: Walt Whitman

Date: 1881

Whitman Archive ID: loc.00082

Source: The Thomas Biggs Harned Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1842–1937, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Transcribed from digital images of the original. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of manuscripts, see our statement of editorial policy.

Editorial note: This manuscript, written in 1881, is a draft of lines published in the poem "As Consequent, Etc." The poem was published first in the 1881 edition of Leaves of Grass.

Related item: The back of this manuscript leaf is a letter to Whitman from the Camden and Atlantic Railroad dated January 25, 1881. See loc.05170.

Contributors to digital file: Nick Krauter, Matt Miller, Nicole Gray, Andrew Jewell, Kenneth Price, and Brett Barney

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Rivulets, some meandering threading through Ohio's
the fields farm-fields, or
in the woods

Some flowing down fr as from
Colorado's mountains cañons, their from from sources
the of of eternal snow,

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Some to the north finding their way to Michigan,
Erie, Niagara, Ottawa,

Some to the bays Atlantics bays,
and so to the great salt sea brine.

Some to with in their half‑hid threads in Oregon,—or
southward in Texas,

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