Walt Whitman

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

What Place Is Besieged?


WHAT place is besieged, and vainly tries to raise the siege?
Lo! I send to that place a commander, swift, brave, immortal;
And with him horse and foot--and parks of artillery,
And artillery-men, the deadliest that ever fired gun.

Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

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