In Whitman's Hand


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Title: Nor you alone

Creator: Walt Whitman

Date: About 1885

Whitman Archive ID: yal.00049

Source: Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. 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 is a draft of the poem "And Yet Not You Alone," first published in the "Fancies at Navesink" sequence of poems in the August 1885 issue of Nineteenth Century. Whitman probably composed this manuscript shortly before its publication.

Contributors to digital file: Nicole Gray, Nick Krauter, Lisa Renfro, Ashley Price, Andy Jewell, Kenneth Price, and Brett Barney

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Nor yours you alone, twilight and hurrying poured-out burying

Nor you, ye lost designs, alone—nor fail-
ures, aspirations;

I know, din divine, deceitful f ones one,s, ? show , your
hurried needed glamour's seeming,

Duly from you the inborne tides ^again—duly
the hinges a‑turning

Duly the needed blending discord‑parts offsetting

From you, ^Weaving from you, from sSleep and Night, from Death itself,

The A The rhythmus of Life Birth eternal.

Proudly the flood comes in


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