In Whitman's Hand


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Title: your needed blending discord‑parts

Creator: Walt Whitman

Date: About 1885

Whitman Archive ID: yal.00050

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: Andrew Jewell, Brett Barney, Nick Krauter, Lisa Renfro, Nicole Gray, Chris Forster, and Kenneth M. Price

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As ne your needed blending discord‑parts
join'd in offsetting

But for your time,
your needed your part

—duly the hinge

Really Duly [illegible] ?

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And yet Nor you and yours the end, alone, twilight
and hurrying ebb

I see

But Nor these ^youe and yours you ye alone —^twilight and hurrying ebb—nor
ebb, nor tones of lost designs ^alone
seeming deep death murk alone, nor failures aspirations

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I know ^divine deceitful one, shows ? ones! through duly
all thy your seeming glamour's seeming

Many Through all the discord parts that round Time's

Duly from you the inborne
tides ^tide again—duly the —the swell the tones duly the
hinge a‑twining elate again—[man?]

(Many the discord parts to round Time's diapason)

(Duly to me from you [coming?]—from sleep
Duly. [illegible] Night, ebbing tides ^—from all the liquid utterance there in the twilight ripples whispers—even
from Death itself I hear

Your needed blended discord‑parts joined in offsetting

The A The rhythmus of life eternal.)
as needed blended discord parts

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Many the parts discord parts to
round the Time's diapason

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