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Herman Melville - Shiloh

A Requiem

Skimming lightly, wheeling still,
The swallows fly low
Over the fields in cloudy days,
The forest-field of Shiloh -
Over the field where April rain
Solaced the parched ones stretched in pain
Through the pause of night
That followed the Sunday fight
Around the church of Shiloh -
The church, so lone, the log-built one,
That echoed to many a parting groan
And natural prayer
Of dying foeman mingled there -
Foeman at morn, but friends at eve -
Fame or country least their care:
(What like a bullet can undeceive!)
But now they lie low,
While over them the swallows skim,
And all is hushed at Shiloh.

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Poet: Herman Melville
Poem: Shiloh
Poem of the Day: Jul 10 2000

Comment 62 of 62, added on December 18th, 2014 at 1:34 AM.

NCB7Sp Thanks-a-mundo for the post.Much thanks again. Keep writing.

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Comment 61 of 62, added on December 18th, 2014 at 1:10 AM.

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Comment 60 of 62, added on July 3rd, 2014 at 3:41 PM.

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