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Arsenal At Springfield, The

Rating: 2.9

This is the Arsenal. From floor to ceiling,
Like a huge organ, rise the burnished arms;
But front their silent pipes no anthem pealing
Startles the villages with strange alarms.

Ah! what a sound will rise, how wild and dreary,
When the death-angel touches those swift keys
What loud lament and dismal Miserere
Will mingle with their awful symphonies

I hear even now the infinite fierce chorus,
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Ratnakar Mandlik 15 July 2019

The blast of war's great organ shakes the skies! The holy melodies of love arise" An interest building war song.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 21 April 2019

The blast of war's great organ shakes the skies...... The holy melodies of love arise" Beautiful poem and thought provoking too.

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* Sunprincess * 24 August 2015

.....most amazing and so incredible...one of the best poems, I've ever read ?

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Chris Bowen 08 June 2008

i liked it.a flow like several poems were linked together to make one.longfellow's one of the good ones.hope to meet him in heaven.

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* Sunprincess * 24 August 2015

...this is only one marvelous poem...a cry for peace, with an incredible simile of music ? Like a huge organ, rise the burnished arms; But front their silent pipes no anthem pealing Startles the villages with strange alarms.

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