Bayard Taylor

(1825-1878 / Kennett Square, Pennsylvania)

Bayard Taylor Poems

1. Peach-Blossom 2/14/2016
2. The Song of the Camp 2/14/2016

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The Song of the Camp

"GIVE us a song!" the soldiers cried,
The outer trenches guarding,
When the heated guns of the camps allied
Grew weary of bombarding.

The dark Redan, in silent scoff,
Lay, grim and threatening, under;
And the tawny mound of the Malakoff
No longer belched its thunder.

There was a pause. A guardsman said,
"We storm the forts to-morrow;
Sing while we may, another day
Will bring enough of sorrow."

They lay along the battery's side,
Below the smoking cannon:
Brave hearts, from Severn and from Clyde,
And from the...

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