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Hark To The Shouting Wind

Henry Timrod 1828 (Charleston) – 1867 (Columbia)

Hark to the shouting Wind!
Hark to the flying Rain!
And I care not though I never see
A bright blue sky again.

There are thoughts in my breast to-day
That are not for human speech;
But I hear them in the driving storm,
And the roar upon the beach.

And oh, to be with that ship
That I watch through the blinding brine!
O Wind! for thy sweep of land and sea!
O Sea! for a voice like thine!

Shout on, thou pitiless Wind,
To the frightened and flying Rain!
I care not though I never see
A calm blue sky again.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Henry Timrod

Henry Timrod was an American poet, often called the poet laureate of the Confederacy. more…

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