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

  • Edward (6/3/2019 1:35:00 PM)

    A much overlooked Man of Letters that helped shape American literature.

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  • 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

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  • Stella Mary (2/2/2012 4:45:00 AM)

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

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Best Poem of William Gilmore Simms

The Lost Pleiad

NOT in the sky,
Where it was seen
So long in eminence of light serene,—
Nor on the white tops of the glistering wave,
Nor down in mansions of the hidden deep,
Though beautiful in green
And crystal, its great caves of mystery,—
Shall the bright watcher have
Her place, and, as of old, high station keep!

Gone! gone!
Oh! nevermore, to cheer
The mariner, who holds his course alone
On the Atlantic, through the weary night,
When the stars turn to watchers, and do sleep,
Shall it again appear,
With the sweet-loving ...

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