Walt Whitman
New York / United States
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Ashes Of Soldiers

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Again a verse for sake of you,
You soldiers in the ranks- you Volunteers,
Who bravely fighting, silent fell,
To fill unmention'd graves.

ASHES of soldiers!
As I muse, retrospective, murmuring a chant in thought,
Lo! the war resumes- again to my sense your shapes,
And again the advance of armies.
Noiseless as mists and vapors,
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Tuesday, December 31, 2002
Topic(s) of this poem: soldiers
Susan Williams 29 February 2016
Eerie. I don't think I will ever forget the images of this piece of literature. His love for his fellow man is so evident in every heart-rending line of this, in every soldier called forth from their graves.
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