William Gilmore Simms

(1806 - 1870 / USA)

Poems of William Gilmore Simms

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

The Bard

Where dwells the spirit of the Bard--what sky
Persuades his daring wing,--
Folded in soft carnation, or in snow
Still sleeping, far o'er summits of the cloud,
And, with a seeming, sweet unconsciousness,
Wooing his plume, through baffling storms to fly,
Assured of all that ever yet might bless
The spirit, by love and loftiest hope made proud,
Would he but struggle for the dear caress!--

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