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Walt Whitman - Long, too Long, O Land!

LONG, too long, O land, 
Traveling roads all even and peaceful, you learn’d from joys and prosperity only; 
But now, ah now, to learn from crises of anguish—advancing, grappling with direst
    fate,
	and
	recoiling not; 
And now to conceive, and show to the world, what your children en-masse really are; 
(For who except myself has yet conceiv’d what your children en-masse really are?) 
        
	 
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Poet: Walt Whitman
Poem: 20. Long, too Long, O Land!
Volume: Leaves of Grass
- 8. Drum-Taps
Year: Published/Written in 1900
Poem of the Day: Dec 26 2006

Comment 2 of 2, added on January 18th, 2013 at 7:01 AM.
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Articles like this are an example of quick, helpful awnsres.

Regina from China
Comment 1 of 2, added on February 13th, 2005 at 10:00 PM.

Really a poem about the sacrifice a nation needs to make and the courage needed to be recognized as a nation which deserves what it has. America went a long time before sufferring the terrible hardships of a war. Per haps too long.

jon from United States

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