Sidney Lanier

(1842-1881 / Macon / Georgia)

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  • Judy Hill (11/16/2019 2:22:00 PM)

    What is the name of the poem that starts " Mary walked among the birch trees, questioning each one, 'Little Birch Trees, little white souls, have you seen my son...'"

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  • vance sutton (8/24/2019 7:13:00 AM)

    I Have a hand written Sydney Lanier pome. date Feb,20,1875.
    It starts out Love me Darling.
    it was passed down by a relative.

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  • D. E. Pugh (7/15/2018 12:24:00 PM)

    The late Dr. J. Vernon McGee quoted a poem by Sydney Lanier in his sermon. I'm unable to recognize in listed poems which poem quote was taken from. Can anyone help me?
    The following line is qujoted from aLanier's poem: Where are the strong arms in which I too might lay me in repose and yet be full of the fire of life
    Thank you

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  • FloridaNativeBoB (4/1/2018 8:52:00 AM)

    My sentiments, exactly

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  • OneBirdieMa (2/10/2018 7:36:00 AM)

    What a find! I discovered Sidney Lanier yesterday and so have a new old poet to delve into. Also his The Science of poetry, or maybe it was verse.

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  • Shdfhs (2/3/2018 8:21:00 AM)

    Invigorating seedling of massive and awesome growth theoretically tied...

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  • Koena Mokoena Koena Mokoena (10/11/2011 8:28:00 AM)

    Good afternoon! i am so proud to read a poem like the sunrise song, because to me it proves a point that it is my time to rule the world! Hence, i can because anything is possible according to my own point of view. Have a nice day!

    Mr. Koena France Mokoena
    Also known as Nasty K.
    Rapper & poet: South Africa.

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Best Poem of Sidney Lanier

A Sunrise Song.

Young palmer sun, that to these shining sands
Pourest thy pilgrim's tale, discoursing still
Thy silver passages of sacred lands,
With news of Sepulchre and Dolorous Hill,

Canst thou be he that, yester-sunset warm,
Purple with Paynim rage and wrack desire,
Dashed ravening out of a dusty lair of Storm,
Harried the west, and set the world on fire?

Hast thou perchance repented, Saracen Sun?
Wilt warm the world with peace and dove-desire?
Or wilt thou, ere this very day be done,
Blaze Saladin still, with unforgiving fire?

Read the full of A Sunrise Song.

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O Hunger, Hunger, I will harness thee
And make thee harrow all my spirit's glebe.
Of old the blind bard Herve sang so sweet
He made a wolf to plow his land.

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