Ethel Lynn Eliot Beers

the United States
Ethel Lynn Eliot Beers
the United States

Poems

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1.
Which Shall It Be
Which shall it be? Which shall it be?
I look'd at John-John look'd at me
(Dear, patient John, who loves me yet
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2.
The Picket Guard
'All quiet along the Potomac to-night!'
Except here and there a stray picket
Is shot, as he walks on his beat, to and fro,
By a rifleman hid in the thicket.
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3.
Weighing The Baby
'How many pounds does the baby weigh -
Baby who came but a month ago?
How many pounds from the crowning curl
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4.
Across The Lines
Left for dead? I - Charlie Coleman,
On the field we won - and lost,
Like a dog; the ditch my death-bed
My pillow but a log across.
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5.
All Quiet Along The Potomac
'All quiet along the Potomac to-night!'
Except here and there a stray picket
Is shot, as he walks on his beat, to and fro,
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6.
All Quiet Along The Potomac
All quiet along the Potomac,' they say,
'Except, now and then, a stray picket
Is shot, as he walks on his beat to and fro,
By a rifleman hid in the thicket.
'Tis nothing—a private or two now and then
Will not count in the news of the battle;
Not an officer lost—only one of the men
Moaning out all alone the death-rattle.'
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7.
Dog's Day Ended
I am only a dog, and I've had my day;
So, idle and dreaming, stretched out I lay
In the welcome warmth of the summer sun,
A poor old hunter whose work is done.
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8.
Baby Looking Out For Me
Two little busy hands patting on the window,
Two laughing bright eyes looking out at me;
Two rosy red cheeks dented with a dimple;
Mother-bird is coming; Baby, do you see?
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9.
Whisper Softly, Stainless Lilies
Whisper softly, stainless Lilies,
As you fold each snowy cup
Over soldiers who are sleep,
With their war-tents folded up.
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10.
Noonday Rest
Calmer than midnight's deepest hush
Is the sun-bright Summer nooning,
With its cloudy shadows seeking rest,
That fall on the hillside swooning.
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