Daily Whitman



When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d

  Lo, body and soul—this land,
  My own Manhattan with spires, and the sparkling and hurrying tides,
      and the ships,
  The varied and ample land, the South and the North in the light,
      Ohio's shores and flashing Missouri,
  And ever the far-spreading prairies cover'd with grass and corn.

  Lo, the most excellent sun so calm and haughty,
  The violet and purple morn with just-felt breezes,
  The gentle soft-born measureless light,
  The miracle spreading bathing all, the fulfill'd noon,
  The coming eve delicious, the welcome night and the stars,
  Over my cities shining all, enveloping man and land.


Posted on 27/02/2015, in literature, poetry and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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