Look down, fair moon and bathe this scene, Pour softly down night's nimbus floods, on faces ghastly, swollen, purple; On the dead, on their backs, with [their]1 arms toss'd wide, Pour down your unstinted nimbus, sacred moon.
Song Cycle by James R. Hanna (b. 1922)
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- by Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892), "Look down, fair moon", appears in Drum Taps, first published 1965 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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Confirmed with Drum-Taps, ed. by Matt Cohen, Ed Folsom, & Kenneth M. Price, The Walt Whitman Archive1 omitted by Rands.
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