Three forms I see on stretchers lying, brought out there untended lying,
Over each the blanket spread, ample brownish woolen blanket,
Gray and heavy blanket, folding, covering all.
ATTRIBUTION: Walt Whitman (1819-1892), U.S. poet. A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim (l. 4-6). . .
The Complete Poems [Walt Whitman]. Francis Murphy, ed. (1975; repr. 1986) Penguin Books.