Sunday, May 6, 2012

Concord Hymn

Day 127

Concord Hymn  
 Written by: Ralph Waldo Emerson

By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
And fired the shot heard found the world.

The foe long since in silence slept;
Alike the conqueror silent sleeps;
And time the ruined bridge has swept
Down the dark stream which seaward Creeps.

On this green bank, by this soft stream,
we sat today a votive stone;
That memory may their deed redeem
When, like our sires, our sons are gone.

Spirit, that made those heroes dare
To die, and leave their children free,
Bid time and nature gently spare
The shaft we raise to them and thee.

 I meant to post this back in April but forgot about it, so here it is a little lat hope you like it all the same. 

Concord Hymn was written at the request of the Battle Monument Committee 1836 by Emerson for the dedication of the Battle Monument in honor of the men who died in the Battle of Lexington and Concord.

Well Bye,

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