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. The Swamp Fox 1/1/2004
6. Song In March 1/1/2004
7. Ode-- 4/19/2010
8. Flight To Nature 4/19/2010
9. Ode--Shell The Old City! Shell! 4/19/2010
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
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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