Manuscript for "After the dazzle of day" by Walt Whitman
Manuscript for "After the dazzle of day" by Walt Whitman.
Text reads: "After the dazzle of day. After the dazzle of day is gone, Only the dark dark night shows to my eyes the stars; After the clangor of organ majestic, or silent chorus or perfect band, Silent athwart my soul, moves the symphony true. Walt Whitman."
First published in the New York Herald, February 3, 1888.
Written in ink on envelope, mounted on board.
Holograph acquired with photograph of author.
Contains variant readings (crossed out) for final line of published poem: for athwart, read within; for moves, read plays.
- Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892
- Resource ID:
- Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892--Manuscripts
- 1 sheet mounted on board ; 5 x 8 in.
- Rare Book Collection
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