Whitman Poem

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    By the bivouac’s fitful flame,
    A procession winding around me, solemn and sweet and slow
    —Walt Whitman (1819–1892)

    There is all the poetry in the world in a name. It is a poem which the mass of men hear and read. What is poetry in the common sense, but a hearing of such jingling names? I want nothing better than a good word. The name of a thing may easily be more than the thing itself to me.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)