poet Shel Silverstein

Shel Silverstein

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In The Hills Of Shiloh

Have you seen Amanda Blaine in the hills of Shiloh
Wandering through the morning rain through the hills of Shiloh
Have you seen her at her door, listening for the cannon's roar
And a man who went to war from the hills of Shiloh

Have you heard her mournful cries in the hills of Shiloh
Have you seen her haunted eyes in the hills of Shiloh
Have you seen her running down searching through the sleeping
town
In her yellowed wedding gown in the hills of Shiloh

Have you seen her standing there in the hills of Shiloh
Wind a blowing through her hair in the hills of Shiloh
Listening for the sound of guns listening for the rolling drums
And a man who never comes to the hills of Shiloh

Have you heard Amanda sing in the hills of Shiloh
Whispering to her wedding ring in the hills of Shiloh
Hear her humming soft and low, poor Amanda doesn't know
'Twas ended forty years ago in the hills of Shiloh

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 7, 2010

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Comments about In The Hills Of Shiloh by Shel Silverstein

  • Tish Brennan (10/12/2020 2:11:00 PM)

    What inspired/motivated Silverstein to write this poem? Much of his output is quasi-comical or ironic. This poem is poignant, bordering on the sentimental.

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (4/7/2020 5:05:00 AM)

    Have you heard Amanda sing in the hills of Shiloh
    Whispering to her wedding ring in the hills of Shiloh
    Hear her humming soft and low, poor Amanda doesn't know
    'Twas ended forty years ago in the hills of Shiloh. wonderful. tony

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  • Terri HawesTerri Hawes (2/27/2017 9:50:00 PM)

    mournful and beautiful reminiscence on the civil war and war's sorrow

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  • Terri HawesTerri Hawes (2/27/2017 9:49:00 PM)

    mournful and beautiful reminiscence on war

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