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Walt Whitman - In Midnight Sleep.

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IN midnight sleep, of many a face of anguish, 
Of the look at first of the mortally wounded—of that indescribable look; 
Of the dead on their backs, with arms extended wide, 
    I dream, I dream, I dream. 
  
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Of scenes of nature, fields and mountains;
Of skies, so beauteous after a storm—and at night the moon so unearthly bright, 
Shining sweetly, shining down, where we dig the trenches and gather the heaps, 
    I dream, I dream, I dream. 
  
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Long, long have they pass’d—faces and trenches and fields; 
Where through the carnage I moved with a callous composure—or away from the fallen,
Onward I sped at the time—But now of their forms at night, 
    I dream, I dream, I dream.

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Poet: Walt Whitman
Poem: 2. In Midnight Sleep.
Volume: Leaves of Grass
- 16. Ashes of Soldiers
Year: Published/Written in 1900
Poem of the Day: Feb 17 2005

Comment 2 of 2, added on October 19th, 2011 at 9:13 PM.
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Check that off the list of tnhigs I was confused about.

Darrance from Honduras
Comment 1 of 2, added on March 5th, 2006 at 4:15 PM.

this is a poem about war, and the bodies being piled, but i think that Whitman wrote it as one of his dreams or one of his brother, George, who went to war.

LEE from United States

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