THESE Carols, sung to cheer my
For completion, I dedicate to the
FLAG of stars! thick-sprinkled b
Long yet your road, fateful flag!—
and lined with bloody death!
For the prize I see at issue, at
All its ships and shores I see, i
HOW solemn, as one by one,
As the ranks returning, all worn a
As the faces, the masks appear—as
GIVE me the splendid silent sun,
Give me juicy autumnal fruit, ripe
Give me a field where the unmow’d
BATHED in war’s perfume—delicat
O to hear you call the sailors and
a beautiful woman!
O to hear the tramp, tramp, of a m
O the ships they arm with joy!
ADIEU, O soldier!
You of the rude campaigning, (whic
The rapid march, the life of the c
The hot contention of opposing fro
Red battles with their slaughter,—
O CAPTAIN! my Captain, our fea
The ship has weather’d every rack,
The port is near, the bells I hea
While follow eyes the steady keel,
But O heart! heart! heart!
IN cabin’d ships, at sea,
The boundless blue on every side e
With whistling winds and music of
Or some lone bark, buoy’d on the d
O MATER! O fils!
O brood continental!
O flowers of the prairies!
O space boundless! O hum of might
O you teeming cities! O so invinc
At the last, tenderly,
From the walls of the powerful for
From the clasp of the knitted lock
Let me be wafted.
Let me glide noiselessly forth;