In Whitman's Hand
|Sea-beauty! stretch'd and basking!|
|One side thy inland ocean laving, broad,|
| with copious commerce, steamers, sails,|
|And one the Atlantic's wind caressing, fierce|
| or gentle—and —with mighty hulls dark-gliding|
| in the distance:|
|Isle of sweet drinking-water—healthy air|
| and soil!—isle of the earth and brine!|
|sent to Herald Feb. 27 '88|
- This manuscript was probably written in early 1888.
- Editorial note
- "Paumanok" was published first in the New York Herald on February 29, 1888.
- The verso of the manuscript leaf is blank.
- Paumanok | Papers of Walt Whitman (MSS 3829), Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature, Albert H. Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia.
- Whitman Archive ID