Walt Whitman
New York / United States
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O Star Of France

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O STAR of France!
The brightness of thy hope and strength and fame,
Like some proud ship that led the fleet so long,
Beseems to-day a wreck, driven by the gale--a mastless hulk;
And 'mid its teeming, madden'd, half-drown'd crowds,
Nor helm nor helmsman.


Dim, smitten star!
Orb not of France alone--pale symbol of my soul, its dearest hopes,
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Violet 25 February 2019
this poem speaks to me a lot, and i mean a lot! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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