|Stedman and Hutchinson, comps. A Library of American Literature:|
An Anthology in Eleven Volumes. 1891.
Vols. VIVIII: Literature of the Republic, Part III., 18351860
|Joy, Shipmate, Joy!|
|By Walt Whitman (18191892)|
[Leaves of Grass.
1855.Leaves of Grass, and Two Rivulets: Centennial Edition.
1876.Leaves of Grass: with additions.
JOY! shipmate, joy!
|(Pleasd to my soul at death I cry,)|
|Our life is closed, our life begins,|
|The long, long anchorage we leave,|
|The ship is clear at last, she leaps!|| 5|
|She swiftly courses from the shore,|
|Joy, shipmate, joy.|