Herman Melville

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

Herman Melville Poems

81. Crossing The Tropics 4/17/2010
82. Commemorative Of A Naval Victory 4/17/2010
83. Chattanooga 4/17/2010
84. Bridegroom Dick 4/17/2010
85. Ball's Bluff: A Reverie 4/17/2010
86. Aurora Borealis 4/17/2010
87. Art 1/3/2003
88. An Uninscribed Monument On One Of The Battle-Fields Of The Wilderness 4/17/2010
89. America 1/3/2003
90. A Utilitarian View Of The Monitor's Fight 4/17/2010
91. A Requiem 4/17/2010
92. A Meditation 4/17/2010
93. A Dirge For Mcpherson 4/17/2010
Best Poem of Herman Melville

America

I

Where the wings of a sunny Dome expand
I saw a Banner in gladsome air-
Starry, like Berenice's Hair-
Afloat in broadened bravery there;
With undulating long-drawn flow,
As rolled Brazilian billows go
Voluminously o'er the Line.
The Land reposed in peace below;
The children in their glee
Were folded to the exulting heart
Of young Maternity.

II

Later, and it streamed in fight
When tempest mingled with the fray,
And over the spear-point of the shaft
I saw the ambiguous lightning play.
Valor with Valor strove, and died:
Fierce ...

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Shiloh - A Requiem

Skimming lightly, wheeling still,
The swallows fly low
Over the field in clouded days,
The forest-field of Shiloh --
Over the field where April rain
Solaced the parched one stretched in pain
Through the pause of night
That followed the Sunday fight
Around the church of Shiloh--

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