Darwin Henry Beuning

Gold Star - 19,011 Points (29 July 1947 / Melrose, Minnesota)

To Elinor (Junkin Family Album Poem) - Poem by Darwin Henry Beuning

In bygone years thy name was heard
It lived on memory's faithful page
Twas hallowed by a holy word
Thy mothers name received again.

That though her form was never seen
Her eyes, ne're looked with love on me;
Yet in my fancies I would deem
Thy youngest sister dear to thee.

And when the dust reclaimed its own,
And anguished hearts a mother mourn!
Our tears have mingled with the moan
'Our mother and our father gone'! !

But now dear E. thy form is known,
Affection's light thine eye hath fill'd
Life with its memories must have flown
In death this heart must now be still'd-

Ere thou dear Elinor will be forgotten or not
Loved by your aunt Jane.

Greenwich Manse
February 1851

Topic(s) of this poem: family

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This is poem 15 contained in Eleanor Oliver's Album. If I do not let the world see these poems, who will? ?

Comments about To Elinor (Junkin Family Album Poem) by Darwin Henry Beuning

  • Kim Barney (10/27/2015 9:43:00 AM)

    This poem seems to have been written by Elinor's Aunt Jane. It would be interesting to find out if Jane was a sister of her father, or her mother. (Report) Reply

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  • Kim Barney (10/27/2015 9:41:00 AM)

    Wonderful collection of old poems. You are doing the world a service by sharing them here. I want the world to know that I have seen the book that contains these poems and heard the story of how it was obtained. I feel that it was something of a miracle that the book fell into your hands, Hank, and did not end up on the rubbish pile. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 27, 2015

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