The Torch

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




   ON my northwest coast in the midst of the night, a fishermen's group
         stands watching;
   Out on the lake, that expands before them, others are spearing
         salmon;
   The canoe, a dim shadowy thing, moves across the black water,
   Bearing a Torch a-blaze at the prow.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on April 08, 2023

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Scheme ABBCDE
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 288
Words 47
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 6

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