Henry Timrod

Henry Timrod was an American poet, often called the poet laureate of the Confederacy. Wikipedia

Ode

[Sung on the occasion of decorating the graves of the Confederate dead at Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, S. C., 1867.] Sleep sweetly in your humble graves, Sleep, martyrs of a fallen cause; Though yet no marble column craves The pilgrim here to pause. In seeds of laurel in the earth The blossom...

By Henry Timrod
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18 October