Verse > Walt Whitman > Leaves of Grass

Walt Whitman (1819–1892).  Leaves of Grass.  1900.

NOTES  280–289

280. From Far Dakota’s Cañons

(June 25, 1876.)

281. What Best I See In Thee

(To U. S. G., return’d from his World’s Tour.)

282. Spirit That Form’d This Scene

(Written in Platte Cañon, Colorado.)

285. Sobbing of The Bells, The

(Midnight, Sept. 19–20, 1881.)

286. Now Finale to the Shore

First published in “Passage to India,” 1870.

287. Shut Not Your Doors, &c.

First published in “Drum-Taps,” 1865.

  l. 2  Drum-Taps reads “which was lacking among you all, yet needed,” etc.

  l. 3  Drum-Taps. For line 3 reads

“A book I have made for your dear sake, O Soldiers,
And for you, O soul of man, and you, love of comrades.”

  l. 4  Drum-Taps. For “drift” reads “life.”

  l. 5  After line 5, Drum-Taps reads

“But you will feel every word, O Libertad! Arm’d Libertad!
It shall pass by the intellect to swim the sea, the air,
With joy with you, O soul of Man.”

  l. 10  Lines 6–10. Added in “Passage to India,” 1870.

288. Thought

First published in “Passage to India,” 1870.

289. Untold Want, The

First published in “Passage to India,” 1870.



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