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



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.


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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