Sidney Lanier Poems
- A Ballad Of The Trees And The ... Into the woods my Master...
- A Song Of The Future. Sail fast, sail fast, Ark of my ...
- The Wedding O marriage-bells, your clamor tells Two ...
- A Song Of Eternity In Time Once, at night, in the manor ...
- The Song Of The Chattahoochee Out of the hills of ...
- Spring Greeting From the German of Herder.
- A Sunrise Song. Young palmer sun, that to these shining ...
"Sydney Lanier,"was born February 3, 1842, in Macon, Georgia, to parents Robert Sampson Lanier and Mary Jane Anderson; he was mostly of English ancestry, with his distant French ancestors having immigrated to England in the 16th century. He began playing the flute at an early age, and his love of that musical instrument continued throughout his life. He attended Oglethorpe University near Milledgeville, Georgia, graduating first in his class shortly before the outbreak of the American Civil War.
He fought in the Civil War, primarily in the tidewater region of Virginia, where he served in the Confederate signal corps. Later, he and his brother Clifford served as pilots ... more »
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A Ballad Of The Trees And The Master
Into the woods my Master went,
Clean forspent, forspent.
Into the woods my Master came,
Forspent with love and shame.
But the olives they were not blind to Him,
The little gray leaves were kind to Him:
The thorn-tree had a mind to Him
When into the woods He came.
Out of the woods my Master went,
And He was well content.
Out of the woods my Master came,
Content with death and shame.
When Death and Shame would woo Him last,
From under the trees they drew Him last:
'Twas on a tree they slew Him - last
When out of the woods He came.