A poem by Walt Whitman, from his Leaves of Grass, from the "drum taps" section, which were written during the American civil war.

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World take good notice, silver stars fading,
Milky hue ript, weft of white detaching,
Coals thirty-eight, baleful and burning,
Scarlet, significant, hands off warning,
Now and henceforth flaunt from these shores.

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