Eleanor Agnes Lee
Eleanor Agnes Lee Poems
- Peace Suddenly bells and flags! Suddenly -- door to door ...
- Convention The snow is lying very deep. My house is ...
- On The Jail Steps I've won the race. Young man, I'm new! ...
- Motherhood Mary,the Christ long slain,passed ...
- Her Going The Wife Child, why do you linger beside her ...
- A Statue In The Garden I was a goddess ere the marble found ...
- A Roman Doll (In a Museum) How an image of paint and wood ...
Eleanor Agnes Lee or "Wig"(as she liked to be known) was one of seven children. She was born in 1841 as the daughter of the Robert E. Lee who would go on to become a major Confederate General in the American Civil War.
Agnes spent much of her time in reading, studying, playing piano and in working in her garden. Agnes kept a fascinating journal during her childhood years, later published and entitled Growing Up in the 1850s.
Before leaving for boarding school in 1855, she and her sister Annie had a tutor, Miss Sue Poor, from whom they learned their love of music, English , French, and probably arithmetic. For a time Eleanor helped to instruct the ... more »
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Suddenly bells and flags!
Suddenly -- door to door --
Tidings! Can we believe,
We, who were used to war?
Yet we have dreamed her face,
Knowing her light must be,
Knowing that she must come.
Look -- she comes, it is she!
Tattered her raiment floats,
Blood is upon her wings.
Ah, but her eyes are clear!
Ah, but her voice outrings!
Soon where the shrapnel fell
Petals shall wake and stir.
Look -- she is here, she lives!
Beauty has died for her.