Weave In, Weave In, My Hardy Life

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




   WEAVE in! weave in, my hardy life!
   Weave yet a soldier strong and full, for great campaigns to come;
   Weave in red blood! weave sinews in, like ropes! the senses, sight
         weave in!
   Weave lasting sure! weave day and night the weft, the warp, incessant
         weave! tire not!
   (We know not what the use, O life! nor know the aim, the end--nor
         really aught we know;
   But know the work, the need goes on, and shall go on--the death-
         envelop'd march of peace as well as war goes on;)
   For great campaigns of peace the same, the wiry threads to weave;
   We know not why or what, yet weave, forever weave.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 14, 2023

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Scheme ABCDEFGHIJKK
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 641
Words 114
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 12

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