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81.
The Imprisoned Soul

AT the last, tenderly,
From the walls of the powerful, fortress'd house,
From the clasp of the knitted locks--from the keep of the well-closed
doors,
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82.
As If A Phantom Caress'D Me


AS if a phantom caress'd me,
I thought I was not alone, walking here by the shore;
But the one I thought was with me, as now I walk by the shore--the
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83.
As The Time Draws Nigh


AS the time draws nigh, glooming, a cloud,
A dread beyond, of I know not what, darkens me.

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84.
Come, Said My Soul

Come, said my soul,
Such verses for my body let us write, (For we are One),
That should I after death invisibly return,
Or, long, long hence, in other spheres,
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85.
Ah Poverties, Wincings Sulky Retreats


AH poverties, wincings, and sulky retreats!
Ah you foes that in conflict have overcome me!
(For what is my life, or any man's life, but a conflict with foes--
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86.
American Feuillage


AMERICA always!
Always our own feuillage!
Always Florida's green peninsula! Always the priceless delta of
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87.
Mannahatta


I WAS asking for something specific and perfect for my city,
Whereupon, lo! upsprang the aboriginal name!

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88.
Old Ireland


FAR hence, amid an isle of wondrous beauty,
Crouching over a grave, an ancient, sorrowful mother,
Once a queen--now lean and tatter'd, seated on the ground,
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89.
By The Bivouac's Fitful Flame


BY the bivouac's fitful flame,
A procession winding around me, solemn and sweet and slow;--but first
I note,
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90.
How Solemn As One By One


HOW solemn, as one by one,
As the ranks returning, all worn and sweaty--as the men file by where
I stand;
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