brooklyn/walt whitman
brooklyn/walt whitman

 

 

 

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Flow on, river ! flow with the flood-tide, and ebb with the ebb-tide !
Frolic on, crested and scallop-edg’d waves !
Gorgeous clouds of the sunset ! drench with your splendor me, or the men and women generations after me !
Cross from shore to shore, countless crowds of passengers !
Stand up, tall masts of Manhattan ! stand up, beautiful hills of Brooklyn !

WALT WHITMAN “CROSSING BROOKLYN FERRY”

IX

Flow on, river ! flow with the flood-tide, and ebb with the ebb-tide ! 

Frolic on, crested and scallop-edg’d waves !

 

Gorgeous clouds of the sunset ! drench with your splendor me, or the men and women generations after me !

Cross from shore to shore, countless crowds of passengers !

Stand up, tall masts of Manhattan ! stand up, beautiful hills of Brooklyn !

 

 

 

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