William Gilmore Simms

(1806 - 1870 / USA)

William Gilmore Simms Poems

1. The Lost Pleiad 1/1/2004
2. The Decay Of A People 1/1/2004
3. Blessings On Children 1/1/2004
4. Ode-- 4/19/2010
5. The Angel Of The Church 4/19/2010
6. Ode-- 4/19/2010
7. Ode--Shell the Old City! Shell! 4/19/2010
8. Sumter In Ruins 4/19/2010
9. Flight To Nature 4/19/2010
10. The Swamp Fox 1/1/2004
11. Song In March 1/1/2004
12. The Bard 1/1/2004
13. Fort Wagner 4/19/2010
14. Hast Thou A Song For A Flower. 4/19/2010
15. Morris Island 4/19/2010

Blessings On Children

Blessings on the blessing children, sweetest gifts of Heaven to earth,
Filling all the heart with gladness, filling all the house with mirth;
Bringing with them native sweetness, pictures of the primal bloom,
Which the bliss for ever gladdens, of the region whence they come;
Bringing with them joyous impulse of a state with outen care,
And a buoyant faith in being, which makes all in nature fair;
Not a doubt to dim the distance, not a grief to vex thee, nigh,
And a hope that in existence

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