Walt Whitman

(31 May 1819 - 26 March 1892 / New York / United States)

Bivouac on a Mountain Side


I see before me now a traveling army halting,
Below a fertile valley spread, with barns and the orchards of summer,
Behind, the terraced sides of a mountain, abrupt, in places rising high,
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  • Rookie Jane Moon (5/14/2009 12:26:00 PM)

    Whitman recalls images from the Civil War, vivid and real in nighttime in the Virginia mountains. (Report) Reply

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