This Dust Was Once The Man

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




   THIS dust was once the Man,
   Gentle, plain, just and resolute--under whose cautious hand,
   Against the foulest crime in history known in any land or age,
   Was saved the Union of These States.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on April 20, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 205
Words 35
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 4

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