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Song of the Broad-Axe - stanza 4

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This Weekly Poem is an excerpt from Song of the Broad-axe (4th Stanza) by Walt Whitman, who was an American poet, essayist and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse.

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Archaic and variable spelling has been preserved. Minor punctuation errors have been changed without notice. A few typographical errors have been changed, and they are listed at the end of this book.

[Illustration]

THE PATRIOTIC POEMS

OF

WALT WHITMAN

[Illustration]

America

Centre of equal daughters, equal sons, All, all alike, endear'd, grown, ungrown, young or old, Strong, ample, fair, enduring, capable, rich, Perennial with the Earth, with Freedom, Law and Love, A grand, sane, towering, seated Mother, Chair'd in the adamant of Time.

THE PATRIOTIC POEMS

OF

WALT WHITMAN

GARDEN CITY NEW YORK

DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY

1918

Copyright, 1918, by

DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY

All rights reserved, including that of translation into foreign languages, including the Scandinavian

COPYRIGHT 1855, 1856, 1860, 1867 1871, 1876, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1888, 1891

BY WALT WHITMAN

COPYRIGHT 1897

BY RICHARD MAURICE BUCKE THOMAS B... Continue reading book >>


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