Poems by Herman Melville

Poems by Herman Melville

America, by Herman Melville

I Where the wings of a sunny Dome expand
I saw a Banner in gladsome air--
Starry, like Bereni...

Art, by Herman Melville

In placid hours well-pleased we dream
Of many a brave unbodied scheme.
But form to lend, pulse...

Aurora Borealis, by Herman Melville

Commemorative of the Dissolution of Armies at the Peace --May, 1865 What power disbands the Nor...

Ball's Bluff, by Herman Melville

A Reverie --October, 1861 One noonday, at my window in the town,
I saw a sight--saddest that...

Chattanooga, by Herman Melville

November, 1863 A kindling impulse seized the host
Inspired by heaven's elastic air;
Their he...

Formerly a Slave, by Herman Melville

An idealized portrait by E. Vedder in the Spring Exhibition of the National Academy, 1865 The s...

The Maldive Shark, by Herman Melville

About the Shark, phlegmatical one,
Pale sot of the Maldive sea,
The sleek little pilot-fish,...

The March Into Virginia, by Herman Melville

Ending in the First Manassas
--July, 1861 Did all the lets and bars appear
To every just or l...

Stonewall Jackson, by Herman Melville

Mortally wounded at Chancellorsville
--May, 1863 The Man who fiercest charged in fight,

The Temeraire, by Herman Melville

Supposed to have been suggested to an Englishman of the old order by the fight of the Monitor and...