Walt Whitman
New York / United States
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As I Walk These Broad, Majestic Days

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AS I walk these broad, majestic days of peace,
(For the war, the struggle of blood finish'd, wherein, O terrific
Ideal!
Against vast odds, having gloriously won,
Now thou stridest on--yet perhaps in time toward denser wars,
Perhaps to engage in time in still more dreadful contests, dangers,
Longer campaigns and crises, labors beyond all others;
--As I walk solitary, unattended,
Around me I hear that eclat of the world--politics, produce,
The announcements of recognized things--science,
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Michael Walker 08 August 2019
A fine vision of democracy, in the present and the future. The Civil War is over and won, 'he sees a new America with new industries on his walks. He observed a great deal. 'Freedom to every slave on the face of the earth'. At least that has happened in America.
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