Who is Henry Timrod

Henry Timrod (December 8, 1829 – October 7, 1867) was an American poet, often called the poet laureate of the Confederacy.

Early life Timrod was born on December 8, 1829, in Charleston, South Carolina, to a family of German descent. His grandfather Heinrich Dimroth emigrated to the United States in 1765 and anglicized his name. His father, William Henry Timrod, was an officer in the Seminole Wars and a poet himself. In fact, he composed the following poem on the subject of his eldest son, Henry:

Harry, my little blue-eyed boy,

I love to have thee playing near;

There's music in thy shouts of joy,

To a fond father's ear.

I love to see the lines of mirth

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Henry Timrod Poems

  • Sonnet 11
    Which are the clouds, and which the mountains? See,
    They mix and melt together! Yon blue hill
    Looks fleeting as the vapors which distill
    Their dews upon its summit, while the free ...
  • Charleston
    Calm as that second summer which precedes
    The first fall of the snow,
    In the broad sunlight of heroic deeds,
    The City bides the foe. ...
  • On Pressing Some Flowers
    So, they are dead! Love! when they passed
    From thee to me, our fingers met;
    O withered darlings of the May!
    I feel those fairy fingers yet. ...
  • To Rosa ----: Acrostic
    I took a Rosebud from a certain bower,
    And by its side placed an Orange flower,
    Then with the Speedwell, blended the perfume
    And the sweet beauty of an Apple-bloom, ...
  • Youth And Manhood
    Another year! a short one, if it flow
    Like that just past,
    And I shall stand -- if years can make me so --
    A man at last. ...
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Top 10 most used topics by Henry Timrod

Heart 43 I Love You 39 Love 39 Sweet 32 Life 29 World 27 Thought 27 Night 24 Light 24 Earth 23

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Comments about Henry Timrod

  • Natlgardening: spring is a true re-constructionist. henry timrod what a happy thought.
  • Plastic_bio: thy skirts indeed the foe may part, thy robe be pierced with sword and dart, they shall not touch thy noble heart, carolina! - henry timrod
  • Jwwbkdngri: [078] sonnet: i thank you by henry timrod
  • Chase_steely: the past by henry timrod
  • Aedanusburke: and friend of thomas jefferson; general wade hampton iii; henry timrod, poet laureate of the confederacy; six governors of the state; and eight bishops of the episcopal church.
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And the stillness of night and the moonlight, like hushed breathing
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