Delicate Cluster

Walt Whitman 1819 (West Hills) – 1892 (Camden)




   DELICATE cluster! flag of teeming life!
   Covering all my lands! all my sea-shores lining!
   Flag of death! (how I watch'd you through the smoke of battle
         pressing!
   How I heard you flap and rustle, cloth defiant!)
   Flag cerulean! sunny flag! with the orbs of night dappled!
   Ah my silvery beauty! ah my woolly white and crimson!
   Ah to sing the song of you, my matron mighty!
   My sacred one, my mother.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on April 28, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABCBDDEFG
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 427
Words 74
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 9

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