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Walt Whitman - Bivouac on a Mountain Side.

I SEE before me now, a traveling army halting; 
Below, a fertile valley spread, with barns, and the orchards of summer; 
Behind, the terraced sides of a mountain, abrupt in places, rising high; 
Broken, with rocks, with clinging cedars, with tall shapes, dingily seen; 
The numerous camp-fires scatter’d near and far, some away up on the mountain;
The shadowy forms of men and horses, looming, large-sized flickering; 
And over all, the sky—the sky! far, far out of reach, studded, breaking out, the
    eternal
	stars.

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Poet: Walt Whitman
Poem: 10. Bivouac on a Mountain Side.
Volume: Leaves of Grass
- 8. Drum-Taps
Year: Published/Written in 1900
Poem of the Day: Aug 17 2012

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