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Selected Poems (Melville, Herman) Introduction Suggestions for Further Reading A Note on the Texts
From Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War (1866)
The Portent Misgivings The Conflict of Convictions Apathy and Enthusiasm The March into Virginia Ball's Bluff DuPont's Round Fight Donelson In the Turret The Temeraire
A Utilitarian View of the Monitor's Fight Shiloh Battle of Stone River, Tennessee The House-top The Armies of the Wilderness On the Photograph of a Corps Commander The Swamp Angel Sheridan at Cedar Creek The College Colonel A Dirge for McPherson At the Cannon's Mouth The March to the Sea The Frenzy in the Wake The Surrender at Appomattox A Canticle The Martyr
"The Coming Storm"
Rebel Color-bearers at Shiloh The Muster
"Formerly a Slave."
Magnanimity Baffled On the Slain Collegians America Verses Inscriptive and Memorial On the Home Guards The Fortitude of the North An Uninscribed Monument On the Grave On a Natural Monument Commemorative of a Naval Victory The Scout toward Aldie Lee in the Capitol A Meditation Supplement
From Clarel (1876)
Part I: Jerusalem I. The Hostel IV. Of the Crusaders XIII. The Arch XVII. Nathan Part II: The Wilderness IV. Of Mortmain XI. Of Deserts XXII. Concerning Hebrews XXXI. The Inscription XXXIV. Mortmain Reappears XXXV. Prelusive XXXVI. Sodom Part III: Mar Saba V. The High Desert XXIX. Rolfe and the Palm XXXII. Empty Stirrups Part IV: Bethlehem XX. Derwent and Ungar XXI. Ungar and Rolfe XXX. The Valley of Decision XXXI. Dirge XXXII. Passion Week XXXIII. Easter XXXIV. Via Crucis XXXV. Epilogue
From John Marr and Other Sailors (1888)
John Marr and Other Sailors John Marr Tom Deadlight Jack Roy Sea-Pieces The Haglets Minor Sea-Pieces The Man-of-War Hawk The Tuft of Kelp The Maldive Shark Crossing the Tropics The Berg The Enviable Isles Pebbles
From Timoleon (1891)
Timoleon After the Pleasure Party The Night-march The Ravaged Villa The Margrave's Birthnight Magian Wine The Garden of Metrodorus The Weaver Lamia's Song In a Garret Monody Lone Founts The Bench of Boors The Enthusiast Art Buddha C——'s Lament Shelley's Vision Fragments of a Lost Gnostic Poem of the Twelfth Century The Marchioness of Brinvilliers The Age of the Antonines Herba Santa Fruit of Travel Long Ago Venice In a Bye-Canal Pisa's Leaning Tower In a Church of Padua Milan Cathedral The Parthenon Greek Masonry Greek Architecture The Apparition In the Desert The Great Pyramid
From Weeds and Wildings Chiefly: With a Rose or Two (1924)
Clover The Little Good-Fellows Trophies of Peace The American Aloe on Exhibition The New Rosicrucians The New Ancient of Days Immolated The Rusty Man Camoens Montaigne and His Kitten Gold in the Mountain A Spirit Appeared to Me Hearts-of-gold Pontoosuce Billy in the Darbies (from Billy Budd)
Notes Index of First Lines
Posted February 7, 2010
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Okay. Many people think of Melville as the author of Moby-Dick, but he is also a very gifted poet. His poetry is very powerful in its messages, although difficult to understand and comprehend at times. This collection, while not complete, has a lot of Melville's poems in it. By far my favorite one is a short four-line poem entitled "Clover." It is so sweet, so simple, so descriptive. Herman Melville is a great underrated poet who should rank among the greats like Shakespeare, Wilde, and Whitman.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.