Alexander Lawrence Posey
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Ode To Sequoyah
The names of Waitie and Boudinot -
The valiant warrior and gifted sage ---
And other Cherokees, may be forgot,
But thy name shall descend to every age;
The mysteries enshrouding Cadmus' name
Cannot obscure thy claim to fame.
The people's language cannot perish - nay!
When from the face of this great continent
Inevitable doom hath swept away
The last memorial - the last fragment
Of tribes, some scholar learned shall pore
Upon thy letters, seeking ancient lore.
Some bard shall lift a voice in praise of thee,
In moving numbers tell the world how ...