Herman Melville

(1 August 1819 – 28 September 1891 / New York City, New York)

Herman Melville Poems

81. We Fish 4/19/2010
82. Formerly A Slave 4/17/2010
83. An Uninscribed Monument On One Of The Battle-Fields Of The Wilderness 4/17/2010
84. Aurora Borealis 4/17/2010
85. The Berg (A Dream) 1/3/2003
86. Healed Of My Hurt 1/3/2003
87. The Portent 1/3/2003
88. The Martyr 4/19/2010
89. Misgivings 1/3/2003
90. The Maldive Shark 1/3/2003
91. Shiloh - A Requiem 1/3/2003
92. Gettysburg 1/20/2003
93. Gold In The Mountain 1/3/2003
94. Art 1/3/2003
95. America 1/3/2003

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America

I

Where the wings of a sunny Dome expand
I saw a Banner in gladsome air-
Starry, like Berenice's Hair-
Afloat in broadened bravery there;
With undulating long-drawn flow,
As rolled Brazilian billows go
Voluminously o'er the Line.
The Land reposed in peace below;
The children in their glee
Were folded to the exulting heart
Of young Maternity.

II

Later, and it streamed in fight
When tempest mingled with the fray,
And over the spear-point of the shaft
I saw the ambiguous lightning play.
Valor with Valor strove, and died:
Fierce ...

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The Mound By The Lake

The grass shall never forget this grave.
When homeward footing it in the sun
After the weary ride by rail,
The stripling soldiers passed her door,
Wounded perchance, or wan and pale,
She left her household work undone -
Duly the wayside table spread,
With evergreens shaded, to regale
Each travel-spent and grateful one.

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