Poets | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
July 30th, 2015 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 294,109 comments.
Herman Melville - Misgivings

When ocean-clouds over inland hills 
Sweep storming in late autumn brown, 
And horror the sodden valley fills, 
And the spire falls crashing in the town, 
I muse upon my country's ills-- 
The tempest burning from the waste of Time 
On the world's fairest hope linked with man's foulest crime. 

Nature's dark side is heeded now-- 
(Ah! optimist-cheer dishartened flown)-- 
A child may read the moody brow 
Of yon black mountain lone. 
With shouts the torrents down the gorges go, 
And storms are formed behind the storms we feel: 
The hemlock shakes in the rafter, the oak in the driving keel. 

Share |

Added: Apr 13 2005 | Viewed: 5655 times | Comments and analysis of Misgivings by Herman Melville Comments (60)

Misgivings - Comments and Information

Poet: Herman Melville
Poem: Misgivings

Comment 60 of 60, added on June 30th, 2015 at 7:50 AM.
nGapuiQxcTQSh

Ehpd3m I truly appreciate this blog article. Want more.

crorkz backlinks from France
Comment 59 of 60, added on April 7th, 2015 at 7:55 AM.
iwtCwtvQAlbnX

r8wTNx I have read several just right stuff here. Certainly value bookmarking for revisiting. I wonder how so much attempt you set to make this type of great informative website.

crorkz mattz from Mozambique
Comment 58 of 60, added on April 7th, 2015 at 7:05 AM.
QMRfStKFisiJaLX

MqaX0t whoah this blog is wonderful i love reading your posts. Keep up the good work! You know, a lot of people are searching around for this info, you can aid them greatly.

crorkz mattz from United Kingdom

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, Misgivings, has received 60 comments. Click here to read them, and perhaps post a comment of your own.

Poem Info

Melville Info
Copyright © 2000-2015 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links