by Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

Sing on, there in the swamp!
Language: English 
Sing on, there in the swamp! 
O singer bashful and tender, I hear your notes, I hear your call.
I hear. I come presently, I understand you,
But a moment I linger, for the lustrous star has detain'd me,
The star, my departing comrade, holds and detains me.

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