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Walt Whitman - Turn, O Libertad.

TURN, O Libertad, for the war is over, 
(From it and all henceforth expanding, doubting no more, resolute, sweeping the world,) 
Turn from lands retrospective, recording proofs of the past; 
From the singers that sing the trailing glories of the past; 
From the chants of the feudal world—the triumphs of kings, slavery, caste;
Turn to the world, the triumphs reserv’d and to come—give up that backward
    world; 
Leave to the singers of hitherto—give them the trailing past; 
But what remains, remains for singers for you—wars to come are for you; 
(Lo! how the wars of the past have duly inured to you—and the wars of the present
    also
	inure:) 
—Then turn, and be not alarm’d, O Libertad—turn your undying face,
To where the future, greater than all the past, 
Is swiftly, surely preparing for you.

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Poet: Walt Whitman
Poem: 3. Turn, O Libertad.
Volume: Leaves of Grass
- 10. Marches Now the War is Over
Year: Published/Written in 1900
Poem of the Day: Nov 12 2004
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