Thursday, October 04, 2007

Poem for October: An Army Corps on the March



In the spirit of The Kingdom (joke) ...

An Army Corps on the March
Walt Whitman (1819-1892)

With its cloud of skirmishers in advance,
With now the sound of a single shot snapping like a whip,
and now an irregular volley,
The swarming ranks press on and on, the dense brigades press on,
Gliterring dimly, toiling under the sun --- the dust-cover'd men,
In columns rise and fall to the undulations of the ground,
With artillery interspers'd --- the wheels rumble, the horses sweat,
As the army corps advances.

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