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First Line: John brown's body under the morning stars
Last Line: On a six-foot stage of dust.
Subject(s): Abolitionists; American Civil War; Brown, John (1800-1859); Slavery; U.s. - History; Anti-slavery; Serfs

JOHN BROWN'S body under the morning stars.
Six feet of dust under the morning stars.
And a panorama of war performs itself
Over the six-foot stage of circling armies.
Room for Gettysburg, Wilderness, Chickamauga,
On a six-foot stage of dust.

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