|Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.|
America: Vols. XXVXXIX. 187679.
|Middle States: New York, the City, N. Y.|
|The City of Ships|
|Walt Whitman (18191892)|
CITY of ships!
|(O the black ships! O the fierce ships!|
|O the beautiful, sharp-bowed steam-ships and sail-ships!)|
|City of the world! (for all races are here;|
|All the lands of the earth make contributions here;)|| 5|
|City of the sea! city of hurried and glittering tides!|
|City whose gleeful tides continually rush or recede, whirling in and out, with eddies and foam!|
|City of wharves and stores! city of tall façades of marble and iron!|
|Proud and passionate city! mettlesome, mad, extravagant city!|
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