Emily Dickinson

(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts)

Bless God, He Went As Soldiers

Poem by Emily Dickinson


Bless God, he went as soldiers,
His musket on his breast—
Grant God, he charge the bravest
Of all the martial blest!

Please God, might I behold him
In epauletted white—
I should not fear the foe then—
I should not fear the fight!

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  • Angelina Holmes (5/6/2014 8:09:00 PM)

    Wow. Very intense. I love her imagery and descriptions.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003