Abraham Lincoln Poems
- 1. Verse On Lee's Invasion Of The North
Gen. Lees invasion of the North written by himself-
In eighteen sixty three, with pomp,
and mighty swell,
- 2. To Rosa
You are young, and I am older;
You are hopeful, I am not-
Enjoy life, ere it grow colder-
Pluck the roses ere they rot.
- 3. To Linnie
A sweet plaintive song did I hear,
And I fancied that she was the singer-
May emotions as pure, as that song set a-stir
Be the worst that the future shall bring her.
- 4. The Suicide's Soliloquy
Here, where the lonely hooting owl
Sends forth his midnight moans,
Fierce wolves shall o'er my carcase growl,
Or buzzards pick my bones.
- 5. The Bear Hunt
A wild-bear chace, didst never see?
Then hast thou lived in vain.
Thy richest bump of glorious glee,
Lies desert in thy brain.
- 6. My Childhood's Home I See Again
My childhood's home I see again,
And sadden with the view;
- 7. Abraham Lincoln Is My Name
Abraham Lincoln is my nam[e]
And with my pen I wrote the same
I wrote in both hast and speed
and left it here for fools to read
- 8. Abraham Lincoln
His hand and pen:
He will be good but
God knows When.