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Concord Hymn

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By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April's breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood
And fired the shot heard round the world.

The foe long since in silence slept;
Alike the conqueror silent sleeps;
And Time the ruined bridge has swept
Down the dark stream which seaward creeps.

On this green bank, by this soft stream,
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Alexis Duty 05 November 2019

HI i love this poem. Because it tells me what happend at the time the war took place thanks for putting the poem on here

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Sébastien Moguisso 18 July 2018

I really like this poem. It is well written and So, it serve a reference to me for my stady of American poetry

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M Asim Nehal 02 March 2016

Very well written, I liked it. On this green bank, by this soft stream, We set today a votive stone; That memory may their deed redeem, When, like our sires, our sons are gone

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Ahmad Shiddiqi 28 March 2010

Magnificent and simple! ! ! Pastoral, meditative and heroic words. Magical spell to all poets as heroes of freedom. Transcendentalism in a complete and wonderful way. One of very famous opening poems in the world (first stanza) .

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