Herman Melville

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

Herman Melville Poems

1. "The Ribs And Terrors In The Whale" 11/30/2015
2. Song of the Paddlers [excerpt] 7/1/2016
3. Look-Out Mountain 4/30/2012
4. Bridegroom Dick 4/17/2010
5. Falstaff's Lament Over Prince Hal Become Henry V 4/30/2012
6. The Enviable Isles 4/19/2010
7. John Marr And Other Sailors 4/17/2010
8. L'Envoi 4/17/2010
9. The Marchioness Of Brinvilliers 4/19/2010
10. Song Of Yoomy 4/19/2010
11. Lines Traced Under An Image Of Amor Threatening 4/17/2010
12. Lone Founts 4/17/2010
13. Off Cape Colonna 4/17/2010
14. The Bench Of Boors 4/19/2010
15. To Ned 4/19/2010
16. To The Master Of The _Meteor_ 4/19/2010
17. Old Counsel 4/17/2010
18. Herba Santa 4/17/2010
19. The Haglets 4/19/2010
20. Stonewall Jackson 4/19/2010
21. Jack Roy 4/17/2010
22. Invocation 4/17/2010
23. Memorials On The Slain At Chickamauga 4/17/2010
24. The Figure-Head 4/19/2010
25. The Apparition: A Retrospect 4/19/2010
26. The Good Craft _Snow Bird_ 4/19/2010
27. The Eagle Of The Blue 4/19/2010
28. The March Into Viriginia 4/19/2010
29. Inscription 4/17/2010
30. The Aeolian Harp 4/19/2010
31. The College Colonel 4/19/2010
32. Pipe Song 4/17/2010
33. Tom Deadlight 4/19/2010
34. The March To The Sea 4/6/2011
35. The Fortitude Of The North 4/19/2010
36. Stonewall Jackson (Ascribed To A Virginian) 4/19/2010
37. Marlena 4/17/2010
38. The Age Of The Antonines 4/19/2010
39. Gold 4/17/2010
40. The Stone Fleet 4/19/2010
Best Poem of Herman Melville

America

I

Where the wings of a sunny Dome expand
I saw a Banner in gladsome air-
Starry, like Berenice's Hair-
Afloat in broadened bravery there;
With undulating long-drawn flow,
As rolled Brazilian billows go
Voluminously o'er the Line.
The Land reposed in peace below;
The children in their glee
Were folded to the exulting heart
Of young Maternity.

II

Later, and it streamed in fight
When tempest mingled with the fray,
And over the spear-point of the shaft
I saw the ambiguous lightning play.
Valor with Valor strove, and died:
Fierce ...

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Immolated

Children of my happier prime,
When One yet lived with me, and threw
Her rainbow over life and time,
Even Hope, my bride, and mother to you!
O, nurtured in sweet pastoral air,
And fed on flowers and light and dew
Of morning meadows -spare, ah, spare
Reproach; spare, and upbraid me not
That, yielding scarce to reckless mood,

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