Walt Whitman

Here you will find the Poem Year That Trembled of poet Walt Whitman

Year That Trembled

YEAR that trembled and reel'd beneath me!
 Your summer wind was warm enough--yet the air I breathed froze me;
 A thick gloom fell through the sunshine and darken'd me;
 Must I change my triumphant songs? said I to myself;
 Must I indeed learn to chant the cold dirges of the baffled?
 And sullen hymns of defeat?