John Greenleaf Whittier

(17 December 1807 – 7 September 1892 / Haverhill, Massachusetts)

What The Birds Said - Poem by John Greenleaf Whittier

The birds against the April wind
Flew northward, singing as they flew;
They sang, The land we leave behind
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  • (1/25/2006 9:11:00 PM)

    John Greenleaf Whittier wrote a poem about my great grandfather's branded hand.
    My great grandfather was the only person branded by a hot iron in the history of the United States. The poem was entitled, 'The Branded Hand.' Why is it not listed with Whittier's poems?
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