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Among The Flags

Rating: 3.6

In Doric Hall, Massachussetts State House

Dear witnesses, all-luminous, eloquent,
Stacked thickly on the tessellated floor!
The soldier-blood stirs in me, as of yore
In sire and grandsire who to battle went:
I seem to know the shaded valley tent,
The armed and bearded men, the thrill of war,
Horses that prance to hear the cannon roar,
Shrill bugle-calls, and camp-fire merriment.

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Khairul Ahsan 03 September 2020

'The soldier-blood stirs in me' - that is well understood.

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Mahtab Bangalee 03 September 2020

On every tarnished staff and tattered fold; And by them, tranquil spirits standing guard...among the independent flags there we, the independent earth dwellers find nothing but the great courageous epic, unspoken heroic deeds, struggle for the own peoples-country of the known unknown soldiers. poet greatly crafted this poem on the honor of true soldiers

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Deepak Kumar Pattanayak 03 September 2020

Very touching and patriotic 10++++

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Edward Kofi Louis 03 September 2019

Symbols of heroic things. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 03 September 2019

A beautifully crafted war heroics and it's sentiments. A well deserved classic indeed.

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Dominic Windram 03 September 2019

Although I don't appreciate the pro war sentiment expressed in this particular poem, I concede that it is exceedingly well written with poignant imagery evident throughout.

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Uche Nwanze 03 September 2019

''And as fair symbols of heroic things, not void of years of mine eyes mustee 'en behold'. Beautifully crafter piece.

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