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Title: After the Dazzle of Day

Creator: Walt Whitman

Date: February 3, 1888

Whitman Archive ID: per.00111

Source: New York Herald 3 February 1888: 4. Our transcription is based on a digital image of a microfilm copy of an original issue. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the periodical poems, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, April Lambert, and Susan Belasco

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After the Dazzle of Day.1

After the dazzle of day is gone
Only the dark night shows to my eyes the stars;
After the clangor of organ majestic or chorus or
perfect band
Silent athwart my soul moves the symphony


1. Reprinted in the "Sands at Seventy" annex to Leaves of Grass (1888). [back]


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