Abram Joseph Ryan

(1838-1886 / USA)

Abram Joseph Ryan Poems

1. Their Story Runneth 10/11/2010
2. Far Away 10/11/2010
3. Gone 10/11/2010
4. Yesterdays 10/11/2010
5. A Thought-Flower 10/11/2010
6. A Blessing 10/11/2010
7. A Christmas Chant 10/11/2010
8. A Death 10/11/2010
9. A Flower's Song 10/11/2010
10. A Land Without Ruins 10/11/2010
11. A Legend 10/11/2010
12. A Memory 10/11/2010
13. A Reverie 10/11/2010
14. A Song 10/11/2010
15. After Seeing Pius Ix 10/11/2010
16. After Sickness 10/11/2010
17. At Last 10/11/2010
18. At Night 10/11/2010
19. Confederate States Of America 10/11/2010
20. De Profundis 10/11/2010
21. Death 10/11/2010
22. Death Of The Flower 10/11/2010
23. Death Of The Prince Imperial 10/11/2010
24. Dreamland 10/11/2010
25. Epilogue 10/11/2010
26. Erin's Flag 10/11/2010
27. Feast Of The Assumption 10/11/2010
28. Feast Of The Presentation Of Mary In The Temple 10/11/2010
29. Feast Of The Sacred Heart 10/11/2010
30. Fifty Years At The Altar 10/11/2010
31. Follow Me 10/11/2010
32. Fragments From An Epic Poem 10/11/2010
33. In Memory Of Very Rev. J. B. Etienne 10/11/2010
34. In Remembrance 10/11/2010
35. In Rome 10/11/2010
36. Inevitable 10/11/2010
37. July 9th, 1872 10/11/2010
38. Lake Como 10/11/2010
39. Last Of May 10/11/2010
40. Life 10/11/2010
Best Poem of Abram Joseph Ryan

The Conquered Banner

Furl that Banner, for 'tis weary;
Round its staff 'tis drooping dreary;
Furl it, fold it, it is best;
For there's not a man to wave it,
And there's not a sword to save it,
And there's no one left to lave it
In the blood that heroes gave it;
And its foes now scorn and brave it;
Furl it, hide it-let it rest!

Take that banner down! 'tis tattered;
Broken is its shaft and shattered;
And the valiant hosts are scattered
Over whom it floated high.
Oh! 'tis hard for us to fold it;
Hard to think there's none to hold it;
Hard that those who once unrolled ...

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Far Away

'Far Away!' what does it mean?
A change of heart with a change of place?
When footsteps pass from scene to scene,
Fades soul from soul with face from face?
Are hearts the slaves or lords of space?

'Far Away!' what does it mean?
Does distance sever there from here?
Can leagues of land part hearts? -- I ween

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