George Henry Boker Poems

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1.
Sonnet Xxx:

XXX

When all the labors of the day are past,
And on the world-exposed and fretted edge
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2.
Before Vicksburg

While Sherman stood beneath the hot test fire,
That from the lines of Vicksburg gleamed,
And bomb-shells tumbled in their smoky gyre,
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3.
Dirge For A Soldier

Close his eyes; his work is done!
What to him is friend or foeman,
Rise of moon, or set of sun,
Hand of man, or kiss of woman?
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4.

These blows of fate that shake our troubled life,
This long, long sorrow o'er our parted fate,
Like foes assailing us with armed hate,
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5.
Sonnet Ccxvi:

'I write too coldly and I write too much!'
The more, the colder seems whate'er I write,
That I confess; though still I strain for flight,
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6.
Dragoon's Song

Clash, clash goes the sabre against my steed's side,
Kling, kling go the rowels, as onward I ride;
And all my bright harness is living and speaks,
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7.
Tardy George

What are you waiting for, George, I pray? -
To scour your cross-belts with fresh pipe-clay?
To burnish your buttons, to brighten your guns;
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8.
Sonnet Cclxxii:

A marvel to me is my lady's hand;
'Tis not that plump, thick-palmed and dimpled thing
With pointed ends and almond nails ye sing,
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9.
Sonnet Lxiv:

LXIV

Roll the grand harmonies which finite mind
Can neither reason of nor understand,
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10.
Sonnet: Xlii:

XLII

If she should give me all I ask of her,
The virgin treasures of her modest love;
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