William Gilmore Simms

(1806 - 1870 / USA)

William Gilmore Simms Poems

1. Fort Wagner 4/19/2010
2. Hast Thou A Song For A Flower. 4/19/2010
3. Morris Island 4/19/2010
4. The Bard 1/1/2004
5. Song In March 1/1/2004
6. Ode-- 4/19/2010
7. Flight To Nature 4/19/2010
8. Ode--Shell The Old City! Shell! 4/19/2010
9. The Swamp Fox 1/1/2004
10. Sumter In Ruins 4/19/2010
11. The Angel Of The Church 4/19/2010
12. Ode-- 4/19/2010
13. The Decay Of A People 1/1/2004
14. The Lost Pleiad 1/1/2004
15. Blessings On Children 1/1/2004

Comments about William Gilmore Simms

  • Martha (4/24/2018 5:11:00 PM)

    With the advent of the Civil War, SC Poet Laureate Simms was a prominent young poets in the Antebellum South. The thrust of his poetry was initially romantic. Despite all of the distractions & recriminations, i.e.-barbaric burning of his 10,000 vol. personal library by Union soldiers, Simms should be recognized as a very talented American Poet.

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  • Stella Mary (2/2/2012 4:48:00 AM)

    Wow.....I loved this guys poems..even though it was a little weird

  • Stella Mary (2/2/2012 4:45:00 AM)

    Wow! He is the guy......and great notations

Best Poem of William Gilmore Simms

Blessings On Children

Blessings on the blessing children, sweetest gifts of Heaven to earth,
Filling all the heart with gladness, filling all the house with mirth;
Bringing with them native sweetness, pictures of the primal bloom,
Which the bliss for ever gladdens, of the region whence they come;
Bringing with them joyous impulse of a state with outen care,
And a buoyant faith in being, which makes all in nature fair;
Not a doubt to dim the distance, not a grief to vex thee, nigh,
And a hope that in existence finds each hour a luxury;
Going singing, bounding, brightening--never fearing as ...

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