Alexander Lawrence Posey

(1873-1908 / USA)

Alexander Lawrence Posey Poems

1. July 10/12/2010
2. Midsummer 10/12/2010
3. Nightfall 10/12/2010
4. Song Of The Oktahutchee 10/12/2010
5. On Viewing The Skull And Bones Of A Wolf 3/24/2014
6. Autumn 10/12/2010
7. Ode To Sequoyah 10/12/2010

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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 ...

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