Loss of a soldier poem
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He is that fallen lance that lies as hurled, That lies unlifted now, come dew, come rust, But still lies pointed as it plowed the dust. If we who sight along it round the world, See nothing worthy to have been its mark, It is because like men we look too near, Forgetting that as fitted to the sphere, Our missiles always make too short an arc. They fall, they rip the grass, they intersect The curve of earth, and striking, break their own; They make us cringe for metal-point on stone. But this we know, the obstacle that checked And tripped the body, shot the spirit on Further than target ever showed or shone. Powerful and worthwhile words.
Prev Poem. Next Poem. War has never been a better way to resolve conflicts but peace. For while war leave people displaced, maimed and killed, peace sure does the reverse. This poem is so touching. I love it.
Where are you on the Gilder Lehrman Institute timeline? Are you a teacher or a student? New content is added regularly to the website, including online exhibitions , videos , lesson plans, and issues of the online journal History Now, which features essays by leading scholars on major topics in American history. Approximately 3. Recent scholarship indicates that at least , men died. Lewis Mitchell of the 1st Minnesota Volunteers was one of those men. The unit lost only one man—Mitchell.
CNN -- What does it feel like to kill a man? James Lenihan of Brooklyn, New York, knew. He described how it felt in a poem. So begins "Murder: Most Foul," a work that echoes poetry about war in the tradition of William Shakespeare and borrows its title from the bard's "Hamlet. James Lenihan returned home after the war, got married, had children and made a career as a salesman in the meatpacking industry.