Poet: Walt Whitman
I saw Old General at Bay.
Volume: Leaves of Grass
- 8. Drum-Taps
Year: Published/Written in 1900
Comment 2 of 2, added on February 14th, 2016 at 11:54 AM.
Sam from United States
Comment 1 of 2, added on December 1st, 2008 at 8:56 AM.
This poem is about a soldier who saw an old general at the bay. The general had noticeable grey eyes. The general was stuck in a situation where he didn't know what to do. He called for men to cross enemy borders. Over 100 men volunteered but only 2 or 3 where chosen. The general gave them their orders and they listened attentively. The general knew what he was getting himself into, but the 3 men left proud to serve.
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