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Herman Melville

(1 August 1819 – 28 September 1891 / New York City, New York)

Poems of Herman Melville

1. A Dirge For McPherson 4/17/2010
2. A Meditation 4/17/2010
3. A Requiem 4/17/2010
4. A Utilitarian View Of The Monitor's Fight 4/17/2010
5. America 1/3/2003
6. An Uninscribed Monument on One of the Battle-Fields of the Wilderness 4/17/2010
7. Art 1/3/2003
8. Aurora Borealis 4/17/2010
9. Ball's Bluff: A Reverie 4/17/2010
10. Bridegroom Dick 4/17/2010
11. Chattanooga 4/17/2010
12. Commemorative Of A Naval Victory 4/17/2010
13. Crossing The Tropics 4/17/2010
14. Dirge 4/17/2010
15. Dupont’s Round Fight (November, 1861) 4/17/2010
16. Epilogue 4/17/2010
17. Falstaff's Lament Over Prince Hal Become Henry V 4/30/2012
18. Far Off-Shore 4/17/2010
19. Formerly A Slave 4/17/2010
20. Fragments Of A Lost Gnostic Poem Of The Twelfth Century 4/17/2010

The Berg (a dream)

I saw a ship of material build
(Her standards set, her brave apparel on)
Directed as by madness mere
Against a solid iceberg steer,
Nor budge it, though the infactuate ship went down.
The impact made huge ice-cubes fall
Sullen in tons that crashed the deck;
But that one avalanche was all--
No other movement save the foundering wreck.

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