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Burial Of The Minnisink

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On sunny slope and beechen swell,
The shadowed light of evening fell;
And, where the maple's leaf was brown,
With soft and silent lapse came down,
The glory, that the wood receives,
At sunset, in its golden leaves.

Far upward in the mellow light
Rose the blue hills. One cloud of white,
Around a far uplifted cone,

In the warm blush of evening shone;
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Ruta Mohapatra 30 January 2020

What a sad and touching story and how well it is told!

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Edward Kofi Louis 30 January 2020

Death! Burial; Laid to rest. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Ramesh T A 30 January 2020

End of busy day takes place with Sunset like the life of a soldier who dies in war and his body is laid to rest for peace to prevail. In ancient Egypt, the deceased pharaoh with buried in Pyramid along with golden things including his caretakers and loved one; this poem reminds of that by slaying of the soldier's horse too to take rest with its chief! Nicely written poem about a burial culture for a dead soldier!

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Aniruddha Pathak 30 January 2020

What a sublime but glorious depiction of the red chief who died and buried in the wood. Henry W Longfellow was among the immortal poets of the era.

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Mahtab Bangalee 30 January 2020

But soon a funeral hymn was heard Where the soft breath of evening stirred The tall, gray forest; and a band Of stern in heart, and strong in hand, Came winding down beside the wave, To lay the red chief in his grave. ........//////////elegiac tone writing; great poem penned

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Dr Antony Theodore 30 January 2020

One cloud of white, Around a far uplifted cone, In the warm blush of evening shone; An image of the silver lakes, By which the Indian's soul awakes. A great poem of Longfellow. tony

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* Sunprincess * 23 March 2016

.........very nice with an amazing flow and rhythm ?

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