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Hohenlinden

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1 On Linden, when the sun was low,
2 All bloodless lay the untrodden snow,
3 And dark as winter was the flow
4 Of Iser, rolling rapidly.

5 But Linden saw another sight
6 When the drum beat at dead of night,
7 Commanding fires of death to light
8 The darkness of her scenery.
9 By torch and trumpet fast arrayed,
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Bernard F. Asuncion 14 December 2018
A marvelous write by Thomas Campbell????
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Khairul Ahsan 14 December 2018
'17 But redder yet that light shall glow 18 On Linden's hills of stainèd snow, 19 And bloodier yet the torrent flow 20 Of Iser, rolling rapidly.' - Wonderful! Verses 29-32 are appropriate as the finishing lines of this war poem.
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Edward Kofi Louis 14 December 2018
That light shall Glow! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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A very good poem, I feel, on war and its dreadfulness
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Adrian Flett 14 December 2018
A modern poem 1844? ? ? The last stanza is great, 'few shall part where many meet'
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Prabir Gayen 14 December 2018
War prom of spontaneous ecstasy.......
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Abhranil Roy 04 February 2018
Heart renting one truly inexplicable byme
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Donald Fernandes 17 November 2017
Wonderful poem, in a few stanzas Thomas Campbell has described the horror and glory of war.
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Susan Williams 24 February 2016
The rhythm of this poem pounded like a war horse's hooves- carrying us inexorably forward to the battlefield - this poem exemplifies the enhancing properties of rhythm. A great piece of literature in my humble opinion.
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