Orange Buds by Mail from Florida
by Walt Whitman
- Year Published: 1882
- Language: English
- Country of Origin: United States of America
- Source: Whitman, W. (1882). Leaves of Grass. Philadelphia, PA: Rees Welsh and Company.
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 3.5
- Word Count: 67
Whitman, W. (1882). Orange Buds by Mail from Florida. Florida: Essays and Poems (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved February 18, 2020, from
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Walt Whitman, "Orange Buds by Mail from Florida," Florida: Essays and Poems, Lit2Go Edition, (1882), accessed February 18, 2020,.
A lesser proof than old Voltaire's, yet greater,
Proof of this present time, and thee, thy broad expanse, America,
To my plain Northern hut, in outside clouds and snow,
Brought safely for a thousand miles o'er land and tide,
Some three days since on their own soil live-sprouting,
Now here their sweetness through my room unfolding,
A bunch of orange buds by mail from Florida.