Three American Poets

Three American Poets

Herman Melville - Author

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ISBN 9780140436860 | 304 pages | 25 Nov 2003 | Penguin Global | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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A unique collection of poems from three writers living under the shadow of the Civil War

Three great American poets, all of whom preferred the solitary life, and yet each responded, in very different ways, to the greatest social event of their times: the challenge of living in a country recovering from civil war. The selection from Melville aims to show the range of his shorter verse, from the public poet intensely concerned with the Civil War and its meaning for humanity, to the private poet, as he withdrew from the eyes of the world. Robinson's quintessential and much anthologised famous poems can be read set alongside the less widely-read pieces also included here. Tuckerman is a neglected poet, whose poems reflect his friendship with Tennyson and his grief for the loss of his wife.

Three American Poets Acknowledgments
Table of Dates
Further Reading
Herman Melville
The Portent
The Conflict of Convictions
The March into Virginia, Ending in the First Manassas
Ball's Bluff, A Reverie
A Utilitarian View of the Monitor's Fight
Shiloh, A Requiem
Malvern Hill
Stonewall Jackson, Mortally Wounded at Chancellorsville
The House-Top, A Night Piece
On the Photograph of a Corps Commander
The Swamp Angel
The College Colonel
At the Cannon's Mouth, Destruction of the Ram Albermarle by the Torpedo-launch
"The Coming Storm," A Picture by S. R. Gifford, and owned by E. B. Included in the N. A. Exhibition, April, 1865
The Released Rebel Prisoner
A Grave Near Petersburg, Virginia
On the Slain Collegians
The Fortitude of the North, under the Disaster of the Second Manassas
On the Men of Maine, Killed in the Victory of Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Inscription: For Marye's Heights, Fredericksburg
On the Slain at Chickamauga
On Sherman's Men, Who Fell in the Assault of Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia
Commemorative of a Naval Victory
The Maldive Shark
The Berg (A Dream)
The Enviable Isles (From "Rammon")
Billy in the Darbies
Timoleon (394 BC)
The Ravaged Villa
Lone Founts
Fragments of a Lost Gnostic Poem of the 12th Century
In a Church of Padua
The Attic Landscape
Greek Masonry
Greek Architecture
When Forth the Shepherd Leads the Flock
Trophies of Peace, Illinois in 1840
Field Asters
The Avatar
The American Aloe on Exhibition
Inscription: For a Boulder near the spot...
Rose Window
Thy Aim, Thy Aim?
Camoëns, I (Before)
Camoëns in the Hospital, 2 (After)
A Spirit Appeared to Me

Frederick Goddard Tuckerman
Sonnet ("Again, again, ye part in stormy grief")
Sic Itur Ad Astra
The Stranger
The School-Girl, An Idyll
—— ("I took from its glass a flower")
Paulo to Francesca
from Sonnets, Part I
Sonnets, Part II
from Sonnets, Part III
from Sonnets, Part IV
from Sonnets, Part V
The Cricket

Edwin Arlington Robinson
The Torrent
Aaron Stark
Dear Friends
Sonnet ("When we can all so excellently give")
Her Eyes
George Crabbe
Sonnet ("Oh, for a poet - for a beacon bright")
Luke Havergal
The Chorus of Old Men in "Aegus"
Horace to Leucono—
Reuben Bright
The Ballade of Dead Friends
Thomas Hood
For a Book by Thomas Hardy
Three Quatrains ("As long as Fame's imperious music rings")
John Evereldown
The Clerks
Walt Whitman
Richard Cory
Cliff Klingenhagen
The Growth of "Lorraine"
The Corridor
Pasa Thalassa Thalassa, "The sea is everywhere the sea"
Uncle Ananias
How Annandale Went Out
Miniver Cheevy
For a Dead Lady
Eros Turannos
Veteran Sirens
Another Dark Lady
Bewick Finzer
The Man Against the Sky
The Flying Dutchman
Mr. Flood's Party
The Tree in Pamela's Garden
Lost Anchors
Monadnock Through the Trees
Many Are Called
The Sheaves
Silver Street
A Man in Our Town
Why He Was There
Glass Houses
New England
Young Gideon (Judges 6)

Index of Titles and First Lines