Thomas Buchanan Read

(1822-1872 / the USA)

Thomas Buchanan Read Poems

1. Drifting 9/29/2010
2. Heart And Hearth 9/29/2010
3. My Hermitage 9/29/2010
4. On Receiving A Privately Printed Volume Of Poems From A Friend 9/29/2010
5. The Brave At Home 9/29/2010
6. The Closing Scene 9/29/2010
7. Solemn Voices 9/29/2010
8. To Frances On Her Birthday 9/29/2010
9. The Reaper's Dream 9/29/2010
10. The Twins 9/29/2010
11. The Angler 9/29/2010
12. Sheridan's Ride 9/29/2010

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Sheridan's Ride

Up from the South, at break of day,
Bringing to Winchester fresh dismay,
The affrighted air with a shudder bore,
Like a herald in haste to the chieftain's door,
The terrible grumble, and rumble, and roar,
Telling the battle was on once more,
And Sheridan twenty miles away.

And wider still those billows of war
Thundered along the horizon's bar;
And louder yet into Winchester rolled
The roar of that red sea uncontrolled,
Making the blood of the listener cold,
As he thought of the stake in that fiery fray,
With Sheridan twenty miles away.

But ...

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