Henry Timrod

(8 December 1828 - 7 October 1867 / Charleston, South Carolina)

Henry Timrod Poems

41. A Prize Poem 1/1/2004
42. Sonnet 03 1/1/2004
43. Dramatic Fragment 1/1/2004
44. Spring 1/1/2004
45. At Magnolia Cemetery 4/16/2010
46. To Fairy 1/1/2004
47. The Arctic Voyager 1/1/2004
48. The Summer Bower 1/1/2004
49. A Dedication - To K.S.G. 1/1/2004
50. Sonnet 02 1/1/2004
51. Vox Et Pr 1/1/2004
52. Hymn - Consecration Of Magnolia Cemetery 1/1/2004
53. The Rosebuds 1/1/2004
54. On Pressing Some Flowers 1/1/2004
55. Address Delivered At The Opening Of The New Theatre At Richmond 4/16/2010
56. Graves Of The Confederate Dead 1/1/2004
57. A Vision Of Poesy - Part 02 1/1/2004
58. The Stream Is Flowing From The West 1/1/2004
59. Too Long, O Spirit Of Storm 1/1/2004
60. Flower-Life 1/1/2004
61. Sonnet 12 1/1/2004
62. Hark To The Shouting Wind 1/1/2004
63. A Summer Shower 1/1/2004
64. The Messenger Rose 1/1/2004
65. Sonnet 15 1/1/2004
66. The Problem 1/1/2004
67. A Mother's Wail 1/1/2004
68. A Trifle 4/16/2010
69. A Bouquet 1/1/2004
70. To Whom? 1/1/2004
71. Sonnet 13 I Thank You 1/1/2004
72. The Cotton Boll 4/16/2010
73. Second Love 1/1/2004
74. Two Portraits 1/1/2004
75. The Lily Confidante 1/1/2004
76. Sonnet 07 1/1/2004
77. Dreams 1/1/2004
78. Madeline 1/1/2004
79. The Past 1/1/2004
80. The Two Armies 1/1/2004

Comments about Henry Timrod

  • Asmus (8/17/2018 5:22:00 AM)

    Hi there,
    I find it hard to understand the poem starting with these lines:
    I stooped from star-bright regions where/ Thou canst not enter even in prayer...
    Can anybody give me a clue what is hidden in these lines? What did Henry Timrod stand for in his lifetime?
    I am grateful for a kind reply.
    Best wishes from Cologne/Germany
    Asmus

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  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (10/14/2015 1:30:00 PM)

    '' Timrod is, after Poe, the most important Southern poet of the nineteenth century. The quality of his best work, though small in bulk, exceeds that of Sidney Lanier and Hayne, and his contributions to war and nature poetry also exceed theirs. He is not a major poet, but he is a significant minor poet. ''
    [Rayburn S. Moore, University of Georgia]

Best Poem of Henry Timrod

Baby's Age

She came with April blooms and showers;
We count her little life by flowers.
As buds the rose upon her cheek,
We choose a flower for every week.
A week of hyacinths, we say,
And one of heart's-ease, ushered May;
And then because two wishes met
Upon the rose and violet --
I liked the Beauty, Kate, the Nun --
The violet and the rose count one.
A week the apple marked with white;
A week the lily scored in light;
Red poppies closed May's happy moon,
And tulips this blue week in June.
Here end as yet the flowery links;
To-day begins the week of ...

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Sonnet 03

Life ever seems as from its present site
It aimed to lure us. Mountains of the past
It melts, with all their crags and caverns vast,
Into a purple cloud! Across the night
Which hides what is to be, it shoots a light
All rosy with the yet unrisen dawn.
Not the near daisies, but yon distant height
Attracts us, lying on this emerald lawn.
And always, be the landscape what it may --

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