Herman Melville

Herman Melville

1,000 карма
United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Greek Architecture

Not magnitude, not lavishness,
But Form—the Site;
Not innovating wilfulness,
But reverence for the Archetype
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From The Conflict Of Convictions

The Ancient of Days forever is young,  Forever the scheme of Nature thrives;
I know a wind in purpose strong--  It spins _against_ the way it drives
What if the gulfs their slimed foundations    bare
So deep must the stones be
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Fragments Of A Lost Gnostic Poem Of The Twelfth Century

Found a family, build a state,
The pledged event is still the same:
Matter in end will never
His ancient brutal claim
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The Scout Toward Aldie

The cavalry-camp lies on the slope Of what was late a vernal hill,
But now like a pavement bare—An outpost in the perilous wilds Which ever are lone and still; But Mosby's men are there — Of Mosby best beware
Great trees the troopers fel...
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The Mound By The Lake

The grass shall never forget this grave
When homeward footing it in the
After the weary ride by rail,
The stripling soldiers passed her door,
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Memorials On The Slain At Chickamauga

Happy are they and charmed in life  Who through long wars arrive
At peace
To such the wreath be given,
If they unfalteringly have striven —  In honor, as in limb, unmarred
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The Maldive Shark

About the Shark, phlegmatical one,
Pale sot of the Maldive sea,
The sleek little pilot-fish, azure and slim,
How alert in attendance be
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