In Whitman's Hand
Proudly the flood comes in
[Nor you alone]
|Nor yours you alone, twilight and hurrying poured-out burying |
|Nor you, ye lost designs, alone—nor fail-|
| ures, aspirations;|
|I know, din divine, deceitful f ones one,s,? show, your|
| hurried needed glamour's seeming,|
|Duly from you the inborne tides ^again—duly|
| the hinges a‑turning|
|Duly the needed blending discord‑parts offsetting|
|From you, ^Weaving from you, from |sSleep and Night, from Death itself,
|The A The rhythmus of Life Birth eternal.|
- Whitman probably composed this manuscript shortly before its publication in 1885.
- Editorial note
- This manuscript is a draft of the poem "And Yet Not You Alone," first published in the "Fancies at Navesink" sequence of poems in the August, 1885 issue of Nineteenth Century.
- The verso of the manuscript leaf is blank.
- Notes written on manuscript
- In top margin, in unknown hand: 14.
- [Nor you alone] | Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
- Whitman Archive ID