John Greenleaf Whittier

(17 December 1807 – 7 September 1892 / Haverhill, Massachusetts)

John Greenleaf Whittier Poems

1. In School-Days 1/3/2003
2. Barbara Frietchie 1/3/2003
3. A Word for the Hour 1/3/2003
4. Forgiveness 1/3/2003
5. The Barefoot Boy 1/3/2003
6. Flowers in Winter 1/3/2003
7. Maud Muller 1/3/2003
8. From "Snow-Bound," 11:1-40, 116-154 1/20/2003
9. Telling the Bees 1/3/2003
10. Burning Drift-Wood 1/3/2003
11. A Dream Of Summer 4/6/2010
12. Snow-Bound: A Winter Idyl 1/1/2004
13. By Their Works 12/19/2003
14. A Day 4/6/2010
15. Immortal love, forever full 1/3/2003
16. Godspeed 1/3/2003
17. An Autograph 1/3/2003
18. A Sabbath Scene 4/6/2010
19. Ichabod 1/3/2003
20. A Mystery 4/6/2010

What the Birds Said

The birds against the April wind
Flew northward, singing as they flew;
They sang, "The land we leave behind
Has swords for corn-blades, blood for dew."

"O wild-birds, flying from the South,
What saw and heard ye, gazing down?"
"We saw the mortar's upturned mouth,
The sickened camp, the blazing town!

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