Herman Melville

(1 August 1819 – 28 September 1891 / New York City, New York)

Herman Melville Poems

1. "The Ribs And Terrors In The Whale" 11/30/2015
2. Song of the Paddlers [excerpt] 7/1/2016
3. Look-Out Mountain 4/30/2012
4. Bridegroom Dick 4/17/2010
5. Falstaff's Lament Over Prince Hal Become Henry V 4/30/2012
6. The Enviable Isles 4/19/2010
7. John Marr And Other Sailors 4/17/2010
8. L'Envoi 4/17/2010
9. The Marchioness Of Brinvilliers 4/19/2010
10. Song Of Yoomy 4/19/2010
11. Lines Traced Under An Image Of Amor Threatening 4/17/2010
12. Lone Founts 4/17/2010
13. Off Cape Colonna 4/17/2010
14. The Bench Of Boors 4/19/2010
15. To Ned 4/19/2010
16. To The Master Of The _Meteor_ 4/19/2010
17. Old Counsel 4/17/2010
18. Herba Santa 4/17/2010
19. The Haglets 4/19/2010
20. Stonewall Jackson 4/19/2010
21. Jack Roy 4/17/2010
22. Invocation 4/17/2010
23. Memorials On The Slain At Chickamauga 4/17/2010
24. The Figure-Head 4/19/2010
25. The Apparition: A Retrospect 4/19/2010
26. The Good Craft _Snow Bird_ 4/19/2010
27. The Eagle Of The Blue 4/19/2010
28. The March Into Viriginia 4/19/2010
29. Inscription 4/17/2010
30. The College Colonel 4/19/2010
31. The Man-O-War Hawk 4/19/2010
32. Pipe Song 4/17/2010
33. Tom Deadlight 4/19/2010
34. The Fortitude Of The North 4/19/2010
35. Stonewall Jackson (Ascribed To A Virginian) 4/19/2010
36. Marlena 4/17/2010
37. The Age Of The Antonines 4/19/2010
38. Gold 4/17/2010
39. The Stone Fleet 4/19/2010
40. The House-Top 4/19/2010
Best Poem of Herman Melville

Misgivings

When ocean-clouds over inland hills
Sweep storming in late autumn brown,
And horror the sodden valley fills,
And the spire falls crashing in the town,
I muse upon my country's ills--
The tempest burning from the waste of Time
On the world's fairest hope linked with man's foulest crime.

Nature's dark side is heeded now--
(Ah! optimist-cheer dishartened flown)--
A child may read the moody brow
Of yon black mountain lone.
With shouts the torrents down the gorges go,
And storms are formed behind the storms we feel:
The hemlock shakes in the ...

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The Berg (A Dream)

I saw a ship of material build
(Her standards set, her brave apparel on)
Directed as by madness mere
Against a solid iceberg steer,
Nor budge it, though the infactuate ship went down.
The impact made huge ice-cubes fall
Sullen in tons that crashed the deck;
But that one avalanche was all--
No other movement save the foundering wreck.

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