What Place Is Besieged?

By Walt Whitman


What place is besieged, and vainly tries to raise the siege?
Lo, I send to that place a commander, swift, brave, immortal,
And with him horse and foot, and parks of artillery,
And artillery-men, the deadliest that ever fired gun.

DayPoems Poem No. 1893
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