Walt Whitman

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

Year That Trembled



YEAR that trembled and reel'd beneath me!
Your summer wind was warm enough--yet the air I breathed froze me;
A thick gloom fell through the sunshine and darken'd me;
Must I change my triumphant songs? said I to myself;
Must I indeed learn to chant the cold dirges of the baffled?
And sullen hymns of defeat?

Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

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