Sidney Lanier

(1842-1881 / Macon / Georgia)

A Ballad Of The Trees And The Master - Poem by Sidney Lanier

Into the woods my Master went,
Clean forspent, forspent.
Into the woods my Master came,
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Topic(s) of this poem: tree

Form: Ballad

Comments about A Ballad Of The Trees And The Master by Sidney Lanier

  • Brian Jani (4/29/2014 4:36:00 AM)

    I like this poem, it's quite good (Report) Reply

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  • (11/30/2009 7:57:00 PM)

    I have these words which I believe also belong to this poem. Is this correct? It would have to be the beginning of the poem.
    'Mary walked among the birch trees
    questioning each one.
    'Little birch trees, little white souls,
    Have you seen my son? '
    None made answer, none knew of him......
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  • (12/5/2007 5:47:00 AM)

    Dear Lecie:
    There certainly is a biblical aspect to this poem of Lanier's. As a matter of fact, it was made into a hymn and can be found, I believe, in the 1940 Hymnal of the Episcopal Church (PECUSA, not ECUSA) .
    It is a beautiful expression of Christ's sacrifice and final victory for us.
    Jerry (*___~)
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  • Lecie Poetry Ambassador (6/17/2006 11:21:00 AM)

    I see a Biblical imagery in this very unique poem about Salvation-Christ.
    Do you see this too?

    Lecie :)
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