Document from May. 1, 1865

When Lilacs Last in the Door-Yard Blooms

  • Full Title

    When Lilacs Last in the Door-Yard Bloom'd in the Sequel to Drum-Taps

  • Description

    In 1865, Walt Whitman published Drum-Taps, a collections of poems written during the war. A sequel was published the following year, which included Oh Captain! My Captain! and When Lilacs Last in the Door-Yard Bloom'd, both written in response to the Lincoln Assassination. When Lilacs Last in the Door-Yard Bloom'd was written in the form of an elegy during the summer of 1866.

  • Source

    University of California Libraries via The Internet Archive

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    This item is in the public domain and may be reproduced and used for any purpose, including research, teaching, private study, publication, broadcast or commercial use, with proper citation and attribution.

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    Walt Whitman. "When Lilacs Last in the Door-Yard Bloom'd in the Sequel to Drum-Taps". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed September 22, 2018. http://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/1172