WORLD, take good notice, silver stars fading,
Milky hue ript, weft of white detaching,
Coals thirty-eight, baleful and burning,
Scarlet, significant, hands off warning,
Now and henceforth flaunt from these shores. 5

1 Comment

  1. Tony says:

    In this short work, Whitman seems to be warning the world to look out for the arrogance of the United States. It seems very appropriate today.

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