George Henry Boker

United States
George Henry Boker
United States


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Sonnet Xxx:

When all the labors of the day are past,
And on the world-exposed and fretted edge
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,
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?
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,
Sonnet: Xlii:

If she should give me all I ask of her,
The virgin treasures of her modest love;
Sonnet Cccxii:Another Year Has Passed Us, While The Earth
Another year has passed us, while the earth
Grew green and grey again beneath our eyes,
And now once more, the snowy mantle lies
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,
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;
Sonnet Lxiv:

Roll the grand harmonies which finite mind
Can neither reason of nor understand,
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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