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Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.
Volume VIII. National Spirit.  1904.
 
III. War
Coming
Henry Howard Brownell (1820–1872)
 
[April, 1861]

WORLD, art thou ’ware of a storm?
    Hark to the ominous sound;
How the far-off gales their battle form,
    And the great sea-swells feel ground!
 
It comes, the Typhoon of Death—        5
    Nearer and nearer it comes!
The horizon thunder of cannon-breath
    And the roar of angry drums!
 
Hurtle, Terror sublime!
    Swoop o’er the Land to-day—        10
So the mist of wrong and crime,
The breath of our Evil Time
    Be swept, as by fire, away!
 
 
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