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31.
Beat! Beat! Drums!


BEAT! beat! drums!--Blow! bugles! blow!
Through the windows--through doors--burst like a ruthless force,
Into the solemn church, and scatter the congregation;
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32.
As I Sat Alone By Blue Ontario's Shores


AS I sat alone, by blue Ontario's shore,
As I mused of these mighty days, and of peace return'd, and the dead
that return no more,
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33.
In Midnight Sleep


IN midnight sleep, of many a face of anguish,
Of the look at first of the mortally wounded--of that indescribable
look;
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34.
After The Sea-Ship

AFTER the Sea-Ship--after the whistling winds;
After the white-gray sails, taut to their spars and ropes,
Below, a myriad, myriad waves, hastening, lifting up their necks,
Tending in ceaseless flow toward the track of the ship:
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35.
As I Lay With Head In Your Lap, Camerado


AS I lay with my head in your lap, Camerado,
The confession I made I resume--what I said to you in the open air I
resume:
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36.
Adieu To A Soldier

ADIEU, O soldier!
You of the rude campaigning, (which we shared,)
The rapid march, the life of the camp,
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37.
A Proadway Pageant


OVER the western sea, hither from Niphon come,
Courteous, the swart-cheek'd two-sworded envoys,
Leaning back in their open barouches, bare-headed, impassive,
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38.
Aboard At A Ship's Helm


ABOARD, at a ship's helm,
A young steersman, steering with care.

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39.
A Leaf For Hand In Hand


A LEAF for hand in hand!
You natural persons old and young!
You on the Mississippi, and on all the branches and bayous of the
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40.
O You Whom I Often And Silently Come


O YOU whom I often and silently come where you are, that I may be
with you;
As I walk by your side, or sit near, or remain in the same room with
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